Will any usb wifi adapter work with the Flightfeeder (ver 7)


#1

I recently got my flightfeeder, set it up and it’s all working fine but my router is already fully utilizes. No extra LAN ports…

So I was planning on getting a usb WiFi adapter. Can anyone tell me if any particular one is required and how to set it up?

Thanks.

Would this work?

amzn.to/2gQrSby


#2

I think that “Ver 7” is the software version. If is the orange FlightFeeder, it has WiFi internal, it just needs to be setup on the “Network” screen.


#3

I have the flightfeeder box sent by flightaware…


#4

Is like the one in the pic? if yes, then it has WiFi capability, it just needs to be setup.


#5

Nope. The blue one…


#6

A small network switch to expand your LAN would be a much more reliable option.
amazon.co.uk/d/Network-Hubs … YGGAJ0VKQK
Obviously, one to suit your country power supply.

Nigel


#7

Anything that Raspbian supports natively (with no additional drivers needed) should work OK. The adaptor you linked doesn’t really say what chipset it’s using so I don’t know if Raspbian would support it. I’ve had success with rtl8192cu based adaptors.


#8

Thanks will search for that!


#9

We have recommended WiFi dongles in the FAQ (they’re the same as PiAware):
flightaware.com/adsb/faq#wifidongles