WiFi dongles - any specific requirements


#1

Hi, thinking about using one, just wondering if it should generally work (might have an old/3G one…) but if we buy one, what to look for.

Many Thanks,
Chris
Rabobank FarmBotter :slight_smile:


#2

FarmBot OS runs on the Raspberry Pi 3, which has a WiFi chip built in. External WiFi dongles are not supported at this time.


#3

Sorry I don’t mean a WiFi dongle - a usb dongle that provides network connectivity over the phone network.

Something like this - http://www.three.co.uk/Discover/Devices/ZTE/MF730M?memory=0&colour=Black

I assume thats probably not supported either.

Cheers


#4

Is there any way to get the farmbot connected to the internet being very far away from any wifi? Maybe using some 4g dongle or shield like:


#5

Hi
As I started with my farmbot project on the roof top, I struggled also a lot with a stable connection to the internet.
Finally I came up with a media ethernet convertor over fibre glass: Fibre converter aliexpress
This works fine and it ensures a stable connection of your farmbot far a way from your router…
I really can recommend this solution to everyone ho has no stable wifi connection…

Cheers

Nevel