Problem with bundled WiFi adapter


#1

I backed BrickPi at “The Cadillac” level as it should include everything I need and be ready to go after spending a few minutes assembling the case. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to get the bundled MonoPrice USB WiFi adapter working, despite having lots of experience with Linux. After a couple of days of debugging attempts, I finally swapped out the bundled adapter with another from EdiMax that I had on hand and everything suddenly worked.

Has anyone had success with the Monoprice adapter? Wonder if John should consider shipping a different adapter for future buyers.

Now that I have it working, I couldn’t be happier! This is an excellent robotics platform and I’m recommending that a few schools buy these for robotics and programming classes.


#2

Hey jkinney,
Not to crowd out other voices, but we’ve been using the Monoprice adapters for the past few months and haven’t had any trouble. That beings said, there’s always a chance for defects. I would really like to hear though who else has had the same problem.

If you can contact us through www.dexterindustries.com/contact.html I’ll setup a swap out; we want to make sure you’re whole.


#3

I have exactly the same Problem. Last week i got the advanced BrickPi with Monoprice-WLAN-Stick. I’m not able to get it working. My old EdiMax works fine.
Is there another Standard in Germany?


#4

I had that problem problem as well. At the end I found out that in the config file there should be wpa-ssid SSID instead of wpa-ssid “SSID”, and the same goes for password.