WIFI Modules

There are several USB type Wifi modules for ODROIDs — Wifi Module #0/#3/#4/#5.

Supported Frequency
Wifi Module #0 Wifi Module #3 Wifi Module #4 Wifi module #5
2.4 GHz Yes Yes Yes Yes
5 GHz No No Yes Yes
Supported IEEE Standard
Wifi Module #0 Wifi Module #3 Wifi Module #4 Wifi module #5
IEEE 802.11a No No Yes Yes
IEEE 802.11b Yes Yes Yes Yes
IEEE 802.11g Yes Yes Yes Yes
IEEE 802.11n Yes Yes Yes Yes
IEEE 802.11ac No No No Yes

Mediatek Ralink RT5370N is a cost-effective, highly integrated USB Wi-Fi single chip containing an 802.11n MAC and baseband, a 2.4 GHz RF, PA, LNA and T/R switch on a single chip.
It supports a 150 Mbps PHY data rate and fully complies with 802.11b/g/n specifications

  • MediaTek(Ralink) RT5370N chipset (VID:PID = 148F:5370 )
  • IEEE 802.11 b/g/n (1T1R mode)
  • USB 2.0 host interface
  • Power-Rating : <160mA at 5.0V DC input
  • Dimension : 22.5 x 13.8 x 6.5 mm
  • Weight : 3.5 g

Android and Linux compatible.

IEEE 802.11b/g/n 1T1R WLAN module with Antenna. PID:VID = 0BDA:8176 MODEL = HX9100

The Realtek RTL8188CUS-GR is a highly integrated single-chip Wireless LAN (WLAN) USB2.0 network interface controller compatible with the 802.11n specification.
It combines a MAC, a 1T1R capable baseband, and RF in a single chip. The RTL8188CUS provides a complete solution for a high throughput performance wireless client.

Android and Linux compatible.

IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n WLAN module with on-board 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz Dual band antenna.

Works with ODROID-U3 / XU3 / C1 / XU4 / C0 / C2

Please update your OS to the latest version if it doesn't work.

  • MediaTek(Ralink) RT5572N chipset
  • Dual-Band MIMO 2×2 Solution ( 2×2 MAC/BB/RF+PA)
  • USB 2.0 host interface
  • LED for WiFi Link Activity and WPS status indicators
  • Dimension : 68.5 x 22.8 x 8.5 mm
  • Weight : 12g

Android and Linux compatible

IEEE 802.11ac/a/b/g/n WLAN module with on-board 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz Dual band antenna.

Works with ODROID-XU4 / C2 / C1+ /C0

Please update your OS to the latest version if it doesn't work.

  • Realtek RTL8812AU chipset (ID = 0bda:8812)
  • Dual-Band MIMO 2×2 Solution (11ac 2×2 MAC/BB/RF+PA)
  • USB 3.0 Super-Speed interface (Compatible with USB2.0 too)
  • LED for WiFi Link Activity and button of WPS
  • Dimension : 77 x 27.5 x 9.5 mm
  • Weight : 14g

This chipset doesn't support the Soft-AP mode.
Android and Linux compatible

We used the iperf utility to measure wireless network performance.
Note that this speed tests have 2~3 times of over head due to the double-layer network as below picture.
So the real speed should be 2~3 times faster in the general usage case.

Test envierenmant

  • Server - x86 HOST PC
  • Client - ODROID Boards
  • Test utility - iperf
  • Wireless router(AP) - ipTIME A2008

Test Block Diagram

ODROID ↔ Wireless ↔ AP ↔ Ethernet ↔ PC

Measured data

WIFI Module #0 WIFI Module #3 WIFI Module #4 WIFI Module #5
2.4 GHz 2.4 GHz 2.4 GHz 5 GHz 2.4 GHz 5 GHz
ODROID-C1+ 1st 30.5 Mbps 55.7 Mbps 54.2 Mbps 82.7 Mbps 141 Mbps 226 Mbps
2nd 34.3 Mbps 55.8 Mbps 55.5 Mbps 77.2 Mbps 145 Mbps 222 Mbps
3rd 33.9 Mbps 63.5 Mbps 46.4 Mbps 77.2 Mbps 133 Mbps 225 Mbps
4th 32.6 Mbps 55.5 Mbps 57.9 Mbps 81.0 Mbps 86 Mbps 217 Mbps
5th 26.1 Mbps 56.3 Mbps 56.3 Mbps 80.6 Mbps 116 Mbps 246 Mbps
ODROID-C2 1st 44.3 Mbps 48.1 Mbps 45.7 Mbps 84.9 Mbps 118 Mbps 252 Mbps
2nd 54.1 Mbps 47.6 Mbps 29.7 Mbps 84.1 Mbps 90.2 Mbps 241 Mbps
3rd 50.8 Mbps 46.2 Mbps 44.9 Mbps 61.5 Mbps 96.3 Mbps 252 Mbps
4th 51.5 Mbps 42.9 Mbps 31.5 Mbps 85.6 Mbps 72.1 Mbps 243 Mbps
5th 37.2 Mbps 43.4 Mbps 45.3 Mbps 84.8 Mbps 119 Mbps 211 Mbps
ODROID-XU4 1st 40.0 Mbps 49.0 Mbps 54.4 Mbps 68.1 Mbps 130 Mbps 228 Mbps
2nd 31.5 Mbps 64.4 Mbps 39.6 Mbps 72.8 Mbps 114 Mbps 234 Mbps
3rd 29.1 Mbps 57.5 Mbps 46.1 Mbps 68.9 Mbps 132 Mbps 253 Mbps
4th 55.6 Mbps 60.3 Mbps 44.5 Mbps 86.8 Mbps 103 Mbps 250 Mbps
5th 32.4 Mbps 54.4 Mbps 43.0 Mbps 71.5 Mbps 110 Mbps 263 Mbps