[aprssig] Dirt Cheap USB WiFi Dongle

Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Mon Oct 7 11:17:19 CDT 2013


This device appeared in the latest email flyer I received this morning from 
Monoprice.

*** Ultra-Mini USB Wireless Lan 802.11N Adapter - 1T1R (150Mbps)  ***

<http://www.monoprice.com/Product/?c_id=105&cp_id=10501&cs_id=1050108&p_id=8072&seq=1&format=2#description>

$7.44 for a WiFi B/G/N dongle that sticks barely a 1/4-inch out of a USB port. 
  (It's packaged like those tiny dongles that come with cordless mice, or 
Bluetooth add-ons.) According to user feedback it works plug-n-play with 
Raspberry Pi, as well as regular PCs.

Looks potentially useful for various APRS igate projects on both regular PCs 
(Windows/Linux) and Raspberry Pi.


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