RPi 3B CloudHub - Use of WiFi dongle

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RPi 3B CloudHub - Use of WiFi dongle


I am considering using my RPi 3B (not +) as a USB hub for my MacBook Pro.

For the time being, I am evaluating the CloudHub image, and I have discovered that I have a better and more consistent latency using an ethernet connection rather than WiFi.

I think I would achieve better results using an external WiFi dongle than the onboard one, but I am not sure if the CloudHub image allows to use such an adapter. I suspect this is not the case 'out of the box', since I can only choose to scan for 2.4 GHz networks, whereas my adapter can use both 2.4 and 5 GHz.

So, my question: is it possible to use an USB WiFi adapter with the CloudHub image? By SSHing in the CloudHub?
Or would it be simpler to use a regular raspbian distribution and to set up things by hand? (not a problem for me - I can afford to live without the ease of use of your admin interface).

Best regards,



If you want to use your own wifi dongle you will need to use raspbian and compile in the driver for the specific chipset of the wifi dongle. Try to use a dongle with decent linux support e.g the realtek 8812au

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