RPI WiFi alternatives

Hi there, With the RPI, I’ve noticed that its WiFi antenna isn’t very strong in connecting with a particular 2.4/5.0Ghz network I have, whereas my laptop and phone are able to connect just fine. I was wondering if you could recommend an alternative approach to achieve higher gain on WiFi for the RPI. Thanks for any help. Cheers, -C

The raspberry pi has a strip line antenna built onto its circuit board which enables it to have pretty good short range wifi abilities. But anything more series intern of wifi signal strength you will have to go a external wifi antenna such as one of thee usb wifi adaptors

Alternatively you could switch to the PiZeroW which actually has facility of mounting a socket and connecting external antenna if your good at fine soldering

Thank you! I’m presuming that the RPI’s drivers will support this device.

Just to follow up. The RPI doesn’t have the drivers for the 8814 chip which the AC1200 uses. This installer worked for me: https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=178405#p1136676 (I used the 8812, which appears to be compatible).

Note: you should also disable the internal wifi.