Tuesday, April 16, 2013

WIPI WLAN module for Raspberry PI

Wi-Pi is a high performance, cost effective WLAN USB module which connects the Raspberry Pi low cost computer, to a Wi-Fi local area network. Wi-Pi uses the latest 802.11n Wireless Technology, and can support data rates of up to 150 Mbps, compared with older 54 Mbps 11g products. It also benefits from a higher wireless LAN bandwidth, making data transmission more efficient. Wi-Pi also supports wireless roaming, ensuring a more consistent wireless connection to a wireless access point. Wi-Pi uses the latest international wireless CCA air channel detection technology, enhancing wireless performance.

Currently WI -PI can only be used with Debian 6.0 or higher version of operating system. If you are running Debian based Raspbian “Wheezy” operating system already has Wi-Pi’s drivers’ built in, so the process of downloading the driver and installing it is not necessary. However, there are few things need to be done before you can get Wi-Pi running on your Raspberry Pi (please refer to the user manual for WI-PI installation instruction for Raspbian).