Hoping someone could help verify something for me.
Up until a few days ago, my Edimax EW-7811UN was happily buzzing along. I was playing around with the GPIO pins when suddenly I noticed the blue light inside the dongle stop flashing.
Thinking that I had possibly shorted out the Pi and it had reset, I waited for boot and for the light to begin flashing again, but it didn't.
I then tried the device using another SD card, different OS, in the same Pi. Running lsusb, I could not see the device listed. I then tried 2 other Pi's, each with different OS's to no avail. Nothing listed under lsusb.
The strange thing is that if I plug the dongle into my laptop, Windows 8 detects and installs it, I can connect to my wireless network and browse the internet.
Is it possible it may be fried somehow, and the Pi can't supply enough volts to it, where the laptop can?
Any help appreciated.