3703_0 - Wi-Fi USB Adapter 802.11n


Product Features

This wireless adapter will allow your SBC to connect to a wireless network. Recommended for the PhidgetSBC3.


Product Description


This 802.11n Wi-Fi USB Adapter comes with a removable 2.4 GHz antenna and a mini-disc containing the adapter drivers.

We ran throughput tests on this adapter running on the 1073 - PhidgetSBC3 using the Iperf network testing tool. At a range of approximately 10 meters through walls in our office, an average of 19.6 Mbps was recorded. This is significantly less than the 300 Mbps maximum written on the box, because wireless throughput depends on many variables including the performance of the computer running it and the operating system being used. You can read more of our test results here.




The Wi-Fi adapter comes in a plastic package and includes:

  • A Wi-Fi dongle adapter
  • An RP-SMA Antenna
  • A Mini-Disc containing adapter drivers


This adapter connects to:


Connect the antenna to the dongle using the SMA connector, and then plug the adapter into a USB port on the 1073 – PhidgetSBC3. We do not recommend this adapter for use on the 1072 - PhidgetSBC2, because it does not come with drivers installed, and the kernel must be re-compiled in order to install them. If you have an SBC2, we recommend the 3702 - Wi-Fi USB Adapter 802.11b/g.

Product Specifications



Wireless Communication Standard IEEE802.11n
Communication Frequency 2.4 GHz
Antenna Gain 2 dBi
Transmitter Power Max 17 dBm


USB Adapter

I/O Communication Protocol High Speed USB 2.0 / 1.1
Data Rate Average 19.6 Mbit/s
Current Consumption Max 200 mA


Physical Properties

Operating Temperature Min 0 °C
Operating Temperature Max 40 °C
Connector A USB Male A
Connector B RP SMA Female Jack
Weight 21 g