Thinking about to use Pi as an wireless router, so any suggestions on wireless adapter choice?

Firstly, nl80211 is a must, Then, nano is prefered, And.. low power requirement?

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Here is a list of verified to be working Wi-Fi dongles. It seems that this one is quite popular and should be what you need. Although maybe see what dongles you can actually get locally and see if any of those are on the list. Also check which dongles work out of the box, as that will make everything much easier.

  • I can verify that the Edimax dongle is great. No dramas at all, cheap, efficient. The only drawback is that its not 300mb/s, but for streaming media, its perfect. I can't find a 300mb/s dongle of the same size, and I needed something compact.
    – Impulss
    Jan 21, 2013 at 6:27
  • This might help if you're going to go the Edimax route. It certainly is one of the more popular wireless dongles. raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/questions/14/…
    – Impulss
    Jan 21, 2013 at 6:35
  • I'm shopping for the same kind of thing and the TP-Link TL-WN725N seems more or less identical to the edimax, according to the wiki works out of the box without a power hub, and is cheap and readily available (around here).
    – goldilocks
    Jan 21, 2013 at 18:09

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