I will receive a Raspberry pi model a+ tomorrow.

Does anyone tried to add an ethernet port to it? Is it even possible?

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The only solution known to me, is an USB to Ethernet adapter. Here is a list with Raspberry Pi compatible adapters: http://elinux.org/RPi_USB_Ethernet_adapters


I can't think of any reason a USB to Ethernet dongle woudn't work. Have you considered using a wireless dongle instead?

I'd expect most people would use a USB hub so that several USB devices could be connected.


You may need an external powered hub for it but it almost certainly supports most USB Ethernet adapters that any other linux machine does. The model B is just using an onboard USB hub and Ethernet adapter so it's really not all that different.

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