Best way to source a USB wifi adapter for master mode?

Michael Torrie torriem at
Wed Oct 15 20:38:48 MDT 2014

On 10/15/2014 08:10 PM, Michael Torrie wrote:
> On 10/15/2014 05:19 PM, Matt Melvin wrote:
>> Apparently, the pi model B doesn't have enough power to use said wifi
>> adapter... it won't even power up (though it does on my desktop, so I
>> know it's not faulty).  So, I ordered a USB "Y-adapter" cable
>> ( that uses one USB port
>> (the battery pack) for power and a separate port (pi) for the data, so
>> I'll see if I can get it to work that way.
> Let us know how that goes. Perhaps a different board would be better
> than the pi, like a beagle board?

You're running your pi from a DC power source, right? Definitely if you
were just running off of the micro usb for power it wouldn't have enough.

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