Use case

Similar to the original WLAN Pi based on Nanopi NEO2, this model gives you a very similar Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) feature set. Simply order the parts and build your own. It is affordable and the hardware is widely available. Ideal for a leave behind use case, labs, cert study, and remote troubleshooting.


  • Raspberry Pi 4 Model B 2 GB or 4 GB - From $44.99

  • Waveshare 128x128, 1.44inch LCD display HAT for Raspberry Pi - Order here for $11.99

  • MediaTek 7612U USB Wi-Fi adapter with Monitor mode support - Order here for $19.17

  • Sandisk Edge or similar 16 GB or larger micro SD card - From $10.99

  • Waveshare Lightweight Aluminum Alloy Case for Raspberry Pi 4 - Order here for $17.99

  • WLAN Pi Fascia Kit (the orange and grey top of the case, button and joystick caps) - Order here for $43

  • That's around $148 in total

Software support and features

WLAN Pi OS 3.0.1 or newer is required to support all components including the display and buttons out of the box.

Check what features are supported here.


Only use the MediaTek Wi-Fi adapter in the bottom USB 3.0 port (or any of the USB 2.0 ports). The adapter does not work in the top USB 3.0 port (highlighted in red).

Metal case (black part) assembly instructions

The case includes rubber feet, standoffs and thermal tape. Here are the assembly instructions, just click the link and scroll down.

Fascia Kit (orange part) assembly instructions

Fascia is the orange part of the case. Follow this guide to install it.

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