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Possibly Dead Wifi Unit

by jpkfp on Wed Jul 25, 2012 7:45 am

I recently purchased the miniature wifi unit from Adafruit for use with a Beaglebone ( Miniature WiFi (802.11b/g/n) Module ). I'm not seeing any signs of life from it. I'm not having luck getting it setup on the Beaglebone, and after much searching through the forums, I tried plugging it into my Macbook and doing a "system_profiler SPUSBDataType" to see if it is detected. There is nothing in the result that indicates a USB wireless dongle, there is no light on the USB unit, and no other sign of life from the unit.

I am getting the impression it is not working :( . Would you agree? Are you having reliability problems with this product? Should/can I return it? If so, how should I do that?
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Re: Possibly Dead Wifi Unit

by adafruit_support_bill on Wed Jul 25, 2012 8:26 am

If both your Beagle Bone and MacBook both fail to detect it, it is probably a defective unit. Contact support@adafruit.com with a link to this thread for a replacement.
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