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Broadcom WiFi Adapter and 2 Port USB Hub for Raspberry Pi

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Description

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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.

Features:
•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.

1 review for Broadcom WiFi Adapter and 2 Port USB Hub for Raspberry Pi

  1. Rated 3 out of 5

    thorswill

    Useful product if your Pi has only one or two ports. The range and the price are quite decent but two caveats:
    -1 The orientation of the two female USB ports is such that they may prevent you from using the Raspberry Pi’s neighboring USB ports. I had to use a short USB male-female extension to use all the Pi’s ports simultaneously.
    -2 If you buy many of these planning to use them together on the same network beware of the fact that they all have the same MAC address. You will have to manually change their addresses before you can use them together. Under Raspbian Jessie this involves hex-editing the /lib/firmware/brcm/brcmfmac43143.bin file.

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