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    WiFi USB dongle

    According to your experience,

    I am looking for the best WiFi adapter to be used on a Rpi3, since the built in WiFi is very poor.

    My router supports AC1200.

    thanks

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    Anything by a brand will do; it's on a USB 2 bus so anything over ~300Mbit is pointless. I have a pihut one and a edimax one. They've both proven stable and as fast as can be expected.


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    Anything with an RT5572N chipset is pretty much plug'n'play on RPi's running most OS's. I specifically use these, being cheap and very effective - no WiFi issues whatsoever:

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2719289468...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

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    Quote Originally Posted by steff View Post
    According to your experience,

    I am looking for the best WiFi adapter to be used on a Rpi3, since the built in WiFi is very poor.

    My router supports AC1200.

    thanks
    "every" wlan adapter should be fine but i found one with an externanl antenna should be the better alternative.

    And in case of the RPI3 i found its not the Adapter itself its the way you add it to the system that makes the difference.

    On my first Days i removed the onboard modules (drivers) but in my case that was the wrong way cause (of an systemupgrade???) the drivers were back again and therefore the adapter itself was active again.

    Now i am using rasbian stretch that uses the newer Device names like wlxmacadress not just wlan0 and wlan1. So no more external Wlan Adapter is using the Devicename WLAN0.




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    piCorePlayer dongle list

    Quote Originally Posted by steff View Post
    According to your experience,

    I am looking for the best WiFi adapter to be used on a Rpi3, since the built in WiFi is very poor.

    My router supports AC1200.

    thanks
    If you are interested in using piCorePlayer, there is a list of dongles people have used here: https://sites.google.com/site/picoreplayer/wifi-dongles

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