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    Wireless connection Raspberry pi?


    So I think I am going to purchase the raspberry pi when it is in stock. But I have one concern... I noticed that the way you can use the internet is through ethernet... So does that mean that I can't do wifi with it? Also can I plug it into the ethernet and still have wifi working in the rest of my house? Thanks!

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    To my knowledge, the only built-in network connection on the Pi is ethernet.
    You may be able to work something by connection a wireless adapter or a dongle, but it's such a new product that there isn't any documentation on it as of yet.
    Not only that, but it's such a small device that you may have to attach it via a hub.
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    You will be able to use a usb wifi card. I believe you will be able to run a recent kernel so any supported card in a recent kernel should work.
    The B model is supposed to have 2 usb ports so if you use a small extension cable (which may come with the card) you can have 1 port for wireless and another port for something else (you will need to use a usb hub if you want more usb devices).

    As for using ethernet and still having wireless in the rest of the house, it should work just fine.

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    I had forgotten that Model B had 2 USB ports, so that's a good point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by R00KIE View Post
    You will be able to use a usb wifi card. I believe you will be able to run a recent kernel so any supported card in a recent kernel should work.
    The B model is supposed to have 2 usb ports so if you use a small extension cable (which may come with the card) you can have 1 port for wireless and another port for something else (you will need to use a usb hub if you want more usb devices).

    As for using ethernet and still having wireless in the rest of the house, it should work just fine.
    Wait. I don't understand... How would I have wifi if I have to unplug the cable from the modem and put it into the computer?

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    Are these the wifi dongles?

    Raspberry Pi Wi-Fi Adapters

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    Quote Originally Posted by PYTH0N View Post
    Are these the wifi dongles?

    Raspberry Pi Wi-Fi Adapters
    I wasn't aware that they had any ready yet...
    It looks like those would be the ones, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PYTH0N View Post
    Wait. I don't understand... How would I have wifi if I have to unplug the cable from the modem and put it into the computer?
    We are under the assumption that you are using a router. Therefore, you would be able to physically connect the Pi to a router.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jayd512 View Post
    We are under the assumption that you are using a router. Therefore, you would be able to physically connect the Pi to a router.
    Exactly what I thought
    However as long as the card+driver used supports ap mode it should be possible to turn the raspberry pi into a router (probably better and more secure than home modem-router combos).

    On the readily available cards for raspberry, I would search for better prices and check which chip is inside, some may work better than others.

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    Ok. Thanks a lot guys!

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