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Apparently, Raspberry has a wifi adapter in its shop. I'd like to know if it is possible to use my Pi as a hotspot with it and if it is easy to set up (additional drivers, special version of Hostapd, etc.).

I'm using a Raspberry Pi 2 Model B running the latest Raspbian.

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This wifi dongle uses the BCM43143 chipset (see your link), and according to other questions, hostapd should work (although possibly using another version of hostapd).

Didn't test the dongle myself, but I would assume it works.

  • Yes it does work. iw list says it supports AP mode – piegames May 21 '17 at 10:21

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