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Broadcom, the designers and manufacturers of the BCM2835 SoC (system on a chip) that sits at the heart of the Raspberry Pi, have created this dual function USB WiFi (802.11b/g/n) dongle with integrated 2-port USB hub. This WiFi adapter and USB hub combo is perfect for any Raspberry Pi user, and especially for the Model A as a cheap, quick and reliable way to add networking and additional USB ports.
The USB hub supports powering either directly from the Raspberry Pi via USB or with an optional external power source for high-power applications. Additionally, the specification includes support for Broadcom WICED SENSE functionality with an optional Bluetooth 4.1 dongle.
•Dual-function USB Hub + Wi-Fi Adapter
•Integrated software support for Raspberry Pi and other Linux based platforms
•Supports Broadcom WICED SENSE using optional BT4.1 dongle (sold separately)
•Dual USB 2.0 ports – bus powered
•Support for external power with optional adaptor (sold separately)
•Wi-Fi adapter with IEEE 802.11b/g/n support
•150Mbps maximum receive and transmit rate
•Supports 20MHz and 40MHz channel
•Supports Infrastructure mode, Wi-Fi Direct and soft-AP mode
•Supports WPA, WPA2 (802.11i), AES/TKIP, IEEE 802.1X and WAPI
•Maximum transmission power 15dbm
•Operating Frequency 2.4MHz-2.497MHz
•Based around the Broadcom BCM43143 chipset
If you would like to use this as a powered hub, you will need to purchase a power supply separately. This product requires a 2.5mm, 5v power supply with a positive centre contact. A power supply of between 1 and 2 Amps is recommended.