BrosTrend Professional Linux WiFi Adapter for PC / Raspberry Pi 2+ / Android / Virtual Box
By plugging this BrosTrend AC5L Linux WiFi adapter to any USB ports of your Linux desktop or laptop PC, you can get Wi-Fi speed of 433Mbps on 5GHz WiFi band or 200Mbps on 2.4GHz WiFi band. You can use the 5GHz Wireless band for lag-free gaming and HD streaming, and the 2.4GHz band for video calls and shopping online. Taking advantage of the latest 802.11 ac Wi-Fi technology, this USB WiFi adapter works with the latest AC Wi-Fi router, also backward compatible with the previous wireless-n routers.
-To get full 200Mbps wifi speed on 2.4GHz Wi-Fi with the wifi adapter, you have to make sure your existing wifi router / gateway supports 256 QAM modulation, and set up the 256 QAM modulation on it.
-Hardware Requirement: x86_64/x86_32 (PCs, VirtualBox...), aarch64/armhf (Raspberry Pi 2+, Odroid...)
Supports latest Linux Kernel 6.7 and below version
-This Linux wifi adapter for pc supports these mode: Monitor mode, IBSS, Managed, AP, P2P-client, P2P-GO
-To install the driver on Linux OSes, an Internet connection is required at the time of installation, so as to be able to download the driver and its dependencies. That means that you might have to use a wired connection, i.e. a LAN cable.
BrosTrend 650Mbps Linux WiFi Adapter for PC Desktop Laptop
Works with Linux and comes with Installation Guide
This Linux WiFi adapter works with desktop or laptop or Raspberry Pi 2+ or Virtual Box with Linux OSes of:
Ubuntu 23.10 ~ 16.04 (all flavors: Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Xubuntu, MATE, GNOME, Budgie, Kylin, Studio, Unity, Cinnamon);
Raspberry Pi OS 12 ~ 8;Debian 12 ~ 8;
Linux Mint 21 ~ 18; LMDE 6 ~ 1;
Kali Linux 2023.1 ~ 2017.3; Pop!_OS 22.04 ~ 18.04;
Zorin OS 16 ~ 11; elementary OS 6.1 ~ 0.4.1;
MX Linux, Linux Lite, KDE neon, SparkyLinux, antiX, Peppermint OS, Q4OS, Parrot, Devuan, PureOS, Bodhi Linux, deepin
1. Currently NOT compatible with RHEL, CentOS, openSUSE Leap, OpenWrt, Guix, Puppy, Tails, Endless OS, LibreELEC, OSMC, SteamOS.
2. When installing the driver on Raspberry Pi 2+, the installation may take over 10 minutes. Please keep waiting and do not shut down the power.
High Performance Realtek Chip
The USB wifi adapter uses the latest 802.11ac WiFi chip, brings wireless network speed 1.5 times faster than that of Wireless-N 2.4GHz wifi.
Adjustable WiFi Antenna
5GHz WiFi Antenna is 180 degrees horizontally or 90 degrees vertically rotate-able so that you can get optimal wireless signal connection in your spot by using this wireless adapter.
Dual Band Wireless Adapter for PC
Long Range WiFi Antenna
High Gain Linux wifi adapter comes with 5dBi external high gain wifi antenna, it is able to receive better wifi signal strength than other one only comes with 3dBi external wifi antenna or only comes with internal wifi antenna.
Industry-Level Safety Protection
In order to provide high level safety protection to your PC and existing wifi network, this Linux wifi card supports WPA2 / WPA / Mixed WPA2/WPA encryption.
*Note: this Linux wifi usb does not support WPS function.
Works with latest AC WiF Routers and previous Wireless-N WiFi Routers, our BrosTrend Linux USB wifi adapter is the good option for your whole-home wifi.
Works with Windows | Professional Linux Technical Support Team
This Linux USB WiFi card also works with Windows including:
-Windows 11/10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7, 32 Bit or 64 Bit OS
Save your investment and you can have one USB wifi adapter working with various OSes.
This BrosTrend Linux wifi adapter comes with Linux Support Ticket, we are providing 7 X 24 technical support to our customers.
-When installing the driver on Raspberry Pi 2+, the installation may take over 10 minutes and please keep waiting and do not shut down the power.
-While our installer will also work in some other Linux distributions, such as ArchLinux and Fedora, we can only support Debian-based distributions currently.
It does exactly what it say on the box so 5* for that, and works with latest version of kernel including updates which is much better than my previous adapter.
Its marked slightly down as design is vulnerable to damage - all forces are transferred to the USB connector on the computer & transfer speed is slightly slower than I expected.
Would I buy it again - yest
After contacting support because the driver installation didn't work as per instructions, I was given this link to follow: https://linux.brostrend.com/advanced/raspberrypi-kernel/
The article says this:
Raspberry Pi kernel
In March 2023, Raspberry Pi OS introduced a breaking change. Since then, if Pi4, Pi400 or CM4 devices are booted with the 32bit OS image, the 64bit kernel gets loaded by default. This architecture mismatch between the 32bit OS and the 64bit kernel, causes all external drivers to fail to compile, including ours. Only these devices are affected, and only if they’re booted with the 32bit OS image.
It’s possible to undo this change by adding arm_64bit=0 in /boot/config.txt file. You can do that with any editor, or with the following terminal commands:
sed '/arm_64bit/d' -i /boot/config.txt
printf "[pi4]\narm_64bit=0\n" >>/boot/config.txt
Then reboot your device and re-run our installer; it should then work fine.
But note that if you have more than 4 GB RAM, it’ll probably be better to reinstall using the 64bit Raspberry Pi OS version, in order to take advantage of all your RAM.
Used a cheap USB Wi-Fi connector for a long time, not rated for Linux! This one is reliable and fast. Easy Linux driver installation. Perfect! Thank you!
Used the included Linux driver installation with Linux Mint and it worked as advertised. As a bonus the driver also supported a different Realtek chip based USB 2.0 802.11AC adapter I already had. This is worth the price for the Linux driver alone. It brings my old laptop's wifi up to modern useable speed standards.
I bought this product last week. It was delivered very quickly! (I live in France).
I use it with Kali Linux, to work on wireless devices, packets injection...
The Antenna works well, it detects most Wi-Fi acces or PA. The monitor mode is available with this antenna.
I used this gitHub to download the driver :https://github.com/morrownr/8821cu as I had some issues wirth the version of my Linux Kernel and the headers.
I hope this product will be highly durable.
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