Combination WiFi + Bluetooth 4.0 USB Adapter

Product Code: 0981
Manufacturer Part Number: RTL8723BU
Availability: In Stock
$18.99CAD
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Add both WiFi and Bluetooth capability to your computer super fast with this USB Bluetooth / WiFi Dongle!

This little two-faced cutie is so versatile! Its WiFi half can be used to make Internet of Things devices cable-free or we also love to take advantage of a single-board Linux computer's USB ports to add a low-cost, but high-reliability wireless link. The Bluetooth side of things can be used for all kinds of BLE connectivity projects and devices. It's great for when you only have a single USB port (a.k.a. Raspberry Pi A+ or BeagleBone) as there's no need for a hub to add both types of wireless.

If you only need a WiFi Module, we love our Mini WiFi Module.

Drivers for Bluetooth modules are built into Windows 10+ so you do not need to install any software or download anything. Just plug it in and let Windows auto-install the BT driver, it may take a few minutes!

For Linux, a kernel module install is required, but given the RTL8723BU is the only chipset available it wasn't too bad. A tutorial is at here - we ran it on a Raspberry Pi Zero and it worked, just took a while to complete the install.

The Realtek RTL8723BU is an 802.11bgn 2.4G single-chip that integrates Wireless LAN (WLAN) and a network USB interface (USB 1.0/1.1/2.0 compatible) controller with integrated Bluetooth 2.1/3.0/4.0 controller. It combines a WLAN MAC, a 1T1R capable WLAN baseband, and WLAN RF in a single chip. The RTL8723BU provides a complete solution for a high-throughput performance and low power consumption integrated wireless LAN device.

Features:

  • 802.11bgn
  • USB 2.0 for WLAN and Bluetooth
  • Wake on Wireless LAN
  • Antenna Diversity
  • Bluetooth Low Energy

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