USB WiFi Adapter

Hi all,

I am looking for a simple USB WiFi Adapter which works in the Raspberry PI4B (8GB) (OpenWRT v23.05.3).
I had a TP-Link, but understood from different posts (also on this forum) are extremely difficult to work with, IF they even work.
So the TP-Link is sent back to Amazon, though finding an acceptable USB WiFi Device is more difficult than I expected, when reading through the forums and other pages (https://github.com/morrownr/USB-WiFi?tab=readme-ov-file).

There are two that I have my eye on, but I am unsure whether they'd work on my Pi?

One is the BosTrend AC650 (https://www.amazon.de/-/en/BrosTrend-Linux-USB-Stick-Compatible-black/dp/B09K7J3W7K/), but a post on the forum made me reluctant to directly buy.

The other would be this J&J Wifi Ralink RT5370 (https://www.amazon.de/-/en/Receiver-External-Antenna-Wireless-Dreambox-black/dp/B075QNH3C4/).

I am trying to setup a Travel WLAN, so that I can easily connect my SteamDeck, no matter what the sign-in software in the hotel may be, by following NetworkChuck's "my SUPER secure Raspberry Pi Router (wifi VPN travel router)" on YouTube.
Everything halted when I tried the add the TP-Link.

Help in picking a simple and available USB WiFi Adapter would be appreciated.

It is known to work.

[185514.547088] usb 4-1: New USB device found, idVendor=148f, idProduct=5370, bcdDevice= 1.01
[185514.555391] usb 4-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
[185514.562646] usb 4-1: Product: 802.11 n WLAN
[185514.566957] usb 4-1: Manufacturer: Ralink
[185514.571105] usb 4-1: SerialNumber: 1.0

https://forums.raspberrypi.com/viewtopic.php?t=310409

Thank you both. Will look into it. Will probably be the Ralink.

Suggest you to get GLINET MT1300 (or if you don't really need 5GHz WiFi, the AR300M will also work) and forget about RPi WiFi router, even for myself I own supported USB WiFi still find that not working well, and you have to take more stuff with you.

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I think you want to make sure you define you usage
as working is fine for client but access point and long term are different things

That also looks very interesting. I was actually looking forward to building something myself, but this looks way easier.

Just looking for it, but nothing in Europe. Apperantly all out of stock.
Might look into a few others.

Still thanks!

See also https://forum.openwrt.org/t/usb-wi-fi-that-work-in-openwrt-please-add-to-list/ (you might already have seen this)

And https://github.com/morrownr/USB-WiFi/blob/main/home/The_Short_List.md