Best dual band ac 2.4 & 5 GHz USB Wi-Fi Dongle (Aug 2018)

I’ve been through the docs here and also 5Ghz Wifi dongles but am struggling to find a definitive answer.

I’m looking for a form factor similar to:

Does anyone know a USB Wi-Fi dongle with a smallish form factor that is compatible with resin available for purchase/shipping in USA? (A link to would be ideal).

The closest thing that I think could work is: but the form factor is slightly larger than I would have liked.

I ended up ordering 3 of the items below for $24.99 each, I will report back with the results!

Ideally I’d like something with this form factor if possible, but I wasn’t sure if this worked with resin

Currently we do not have a recommendation for a small factor dongle. I raised recently an internal issue with updating our pages with supported WiFi devices though. I personally am planning to run more tests whenever I have time for this.

I am having a small collection of dongles here and when I am evaluating my next buy I would first investigate what chipset the dongle has. One nice place for such information available is Then I would research what drivers support it on Linux. If an out-of-tree module is needed this project may help in building it:

Please let us know your findings about the dongles you ordered.

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