The Seeed reComputer J1010 is an Ubuntu-based AI computer powered by the NVIDIA Jetson Nano module. It's a tiny computer that's specifically designed for running artificial intelligence (AI) applications at the edge of the network, which means it can process data locally instead of sending it to the cloud.
Both models have 16GB of eMMC storage and a variety of I/O ports, including Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI, USB, and microSD. However they do not ship with WiFi onboard. But with 2 USB 2.0 ports and 1 USB 3.0 ports, you have the option of adding WiFi functionality over USB.
We sat down with several different ALFA Network WiFi USB adapters to see which models would be plug and play, and here is what we found:
AWUS036ACH- this model may be your best option. With a separate USB cable, it plugs into the reComputer J10 USB cable and is automatically recognized with easy connectivity to either a 2.4 or 5 Ghz network.
AWUS036AC- because it uses the same chipset as the AWUS036ACH above, we were not surprised that it worked. But due to its dongle form factory, we needed to use a USB extension cable to get it to easily fit the USB 3 port on the reComputer.
AWUS036EAC- with the same chipset as the two above, this also worked. Because it is a pure dongle style with integrated antenna, it can fit directly onto the back of the reComputer, but performance may not be optimal at that orientation. For maximum performance a USB 3.0 extension cable or USB 3.0 dock should be considered.
We did additional testing with ALFA AWUS036ACM, AWUS036AX, and WiFi 6E AWUS036AXML but these models were not natively supported. We will publish another article related to driver installation of those models if it is possible.
In summary, if you need a plug and play WiFi USB option for the Seeed Studio reComputer J1010, the ALFA AWUS036ACH, AWUS036AC, and AWUS036EAC option are all natively supported.