The release of the new Raspberry Pi Model B+ … which not only has four USB ports, but a much improved power regulation circuitry, made me wonder if more USB WiFi adapters work on the B+ than on the previous model B?
The answer is a resounding YES!!!
Out of five USB WiFi adapters I tested:
1 works directly plugged into the Model B
4 work in the Model B+
4 work in a model A
1 does not work in any Pi
Raspberry Pi WiFi Adapter Test Results
|USB WiFi Stick||Chipset||Model B+||Model B||Model A|
|Netis WF-2111||Realtek ???||YES||NO||YES|
|Patriot PCBOWAU2-N||Realtek RTL8191S||YES||NO||YES|
|LEGUANG LG-N18 ?||Ralink rt2x00||YES||NO||YES|
|RetailPlus+ WL-6203||Realtek RTL8191S||YES||NO||YES|
|KEEBOX W150NUv1.0||Ralink rt2x00||NO||NO||NO|
NOTE: Your mileage may vary, as sometimes manufacturing changes are made to WiFi adapters without changing the model name or number.
For more details, including kernel messages, read the full article: