CaptainFred wrote:Is anyone having trouble getting the EW-7811UTC to work reliably in a RPi2? It seems to work but randomly has issues. Doesn't seem to make any difference what OS i'm running either. I've got a good PSU too 3A and powered USB hub didn't help. Plus it works fine in my Windows 7 mediacenter PC plus quicker throughput...25MB/s+ vs ~7-9MB/s in the RPi2. Any help appreciated. Thanks
I was able to get the Edimax AC600 Directional (EW-7811DAC -- the one with the directional antenna) working on my Raspberry Pi 2 Model B. Lots of googling and poking around, and despite being a bit of a Linux newbie, much to my amazement it's installed successfully. (Still testing to see how reliable it is in the longer term).
I'm using it with a Volumio as a media player, and as I am now getting 434Mb/s from my Time Capsule running 802.11ac, I can finally play high-resolution DSD files over wifi!
I started with a Volumio image and did the following steps:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
uname -a then gives:
Linux VolumioPi 3.18.5-v7+ #748 SMP PREEMPT Wed Feb 4 21:33:52 GMT 2015 armv7l GNU/Linux
wget https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/802 ... ifi.tar.gz
tar xvf install-wifi.tar install-wifi
./install-wifi -c [this shows there is indeed a driver available]
Hope this helps. FWIW, I'm using a 5V 2.2A Micro USB Switch Mode Power Adapter. I also have a HiFiBerry Digi+ card installed for S/PDIF output.
Many thanks to MrEngman.