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Adafruit micro WIFI dongle keeps crashing my Pi
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Adafruit micro WIFI dongle keeps crashing my Pi

by JammerX19 on Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:50 am

Just got one of these dongles in the mail the other day, and it causes my PI to lockup and corrupt its memory card more often than not. I am running the PI off of the Adafruit 5.25V USB power supply and only have the HDMI and a standard USB keyboard hooked up. I'm am running Occidentalis. Any idea where I start with troubleshooting this? I have tried it on a second SD card with similar results so I think we can rule that out.
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Re: Adafruit micro WIFI dongle keeps crashing my Pi

by adafruit_support_rick on Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:01 pm

Try connecting the dongle through a powered hub. The Pi generally cannot provide enough power to run a wifi dongle, HDMI, and a keyboard.
See this page for troubleshooting: http://elinux.org/R-Pi_Troubleshooting

Also, see this page for lists of verified peripherals and power supplies: http://elinux.org/RPi_VerifiedPeripherals

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