USB compatibility list - Pandora Wiki

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Devices

Networking



HSDPA (3G) Modems

Device Driver Connector Supported standard Current draw Suggested connection to Pandora Tested in Linux Tested on Pandora Additional comments
Huawei E160 Not required standard-A USB 2.0 250mA standard-A port Yes Yes
Huawei E160E Not required standard-A USB 2.0 250mA standard-A port Yes Yes
Huawei E220 Not required standard-A USB 1.1 250mA standard-A port via High Speed hub Yes Yes
iPhone 3GS (Probably also 1G/3G) ipheth standard-A USB 2.0 500mA USB A Yes, works. Yes, works. Requires a good bit of dependencies to get working. Tested with Debian from SD, but should work in Angstrom with some work. The ipheth wwan0 device only provides a connection over the 3G modem, even if you're connected to a wifi network. I used the iproxy and SSH tunneling method with proxychains to get to the wifi network.
HTC Desire not required standard-A USB 2.0 500mA USB A Yes, works. Yes, works. Requires internet connection sharing to be enabled from the phone.

USB to Ethernet adapters

Device Driver Connector Supported standard Current draw Suggested connection to Pandora Tested in Linux Tested on Pandora Additional comments
Apple USB Ethernet Adapter MB442Z/A Not required standard-A USB 2.0 standard-A port Yes Yes Works perfectly on the Pandora. You may need to left-click the networking icon on the panel in Xfce, and click "Ifupdown (bnep0)" in order to connect to the internet.
EU.MARK USB 10/100M RJ45 Ethernet Network Adapter Dongle (MosChip MCS7830) Not required standard-A USB 2.0 standard-A port Yes No Tested on Opensuse 11.2 - USB ID: 9710:7830 - bought from DealExtreme
Wii USB 2.0 adapter (use ASIX AX 88772 USB 2.0 chip) Not required standard-A USB 2.0 standard-A port Yes Yes Works perfectly on the Pandora. I have not the official one from Nintendo but a clone from dealextrem


USB WiFi adapters

The Pandora stock kernel doesn't seem to come with any wireless driver support outside of the internal wifi chip. The only way you'll get wireless working is to build your own kernel with it included or try compat-wireless.

Device Driver Connector Supported standard Current draw Suggested connection to Pandora Tested in Linux Tested on Pandora Additional comments
Belkin N1 Wireless USB Adapter (F5D8051) ("Ver. 2053") (MARVELL v1021) N/A Standard-A USB 2.0 Not connecting it at all. Reported to work with ndiswrapper. No native driver support and ndiswrapper obviously won't work. There's a previous revision of this dongle which is supposed to have a Ralink chip, but they revised it and put a different chip inside.
Cisco/Linksys AE1000 High Performance Wireless-N USB Adapter rt3572sta (RT3572USB) Standard-A USB 2.0 USB A Reportedly works. Works with a modified driver. Download the driver from ralink's driver site, edit ./common/rtusb_dev_id.c, before "#endif // RT2870" add "{USB_DEVICE(0x13B1,0x002F)},", compile. NOTE: Broke after three days!

See also this thread [thread] on the forums for the latest.


Storage



External Hard Disk Drives

Device Driver Connector Supported standard Current draw Suggested connection to Pandora Works Additional comments
LaCie Rikiki 250GB USB 2.0 2.5" Hard Drive Not required standard-A USB 2.0 Unknown standard-A port via powered High Speed Hub Not working on Pandora
Works in Linux.
This drive does not work on a Pandora. Not only does it fail to spin up, but it causes the Pandora's screen to pulsate wildly, much like an old CRT would if you placed a speaker or a magnet near to it. I have not yet tested this with a powered hub.
SAMSUNG S1 Mini 250GB HXSU025BA, 1.8 Inch USB Hard Drive Not required standard-A USB 2.0 Unknown standard-A port via powered High Speed Hub Untested on Pandora
Works in Linux (*)
* Logical Block Size being 4096 partitioning and formating can be an issue on Linux. Ubuntu forum Try using Palimpsest on Ubuntu 9.10 or later. Article on moving to 4096 LBS
Toshiba HDDR320E03E 320GB 2.5-Inch Ext USB Hard Drive Not required standard-A USB 2.0 Unknown standard-A port via powered High Speed Hub Untested on Pandora
Works in Linux
Verbatim 250GB Model #47580 Hard Drive Not required direct USB 2.0 Unknown direct Works on Pandora
Works in Linux
Tested by almatuk. "worked an absolute treat when plugged into the Pandora. Watched videos directly from it at full speed, no need for powered USB hub. Had issues playing roms directly off it however as it was formatted NTFS. I'm sure if I formatted to FAT32 these would disappear."
Western Digital 160GB Elements External USB 2.0 2.5" Hard Drive Not required standard-A USB 2.0 Unknown standard-A port via powered High Speed Hub Works on Pandora
Works in Linux
This drive works just fine with the Pandora.
Western Digital 250GB Elements Portable USB 2.0 2.5" Hard Drive Not required standard-A USB 2.0 Unknown Direct or standard-A port via High Speed Hub Works on Pandora
Works perfectly fine with Pandora.
Western Digital 250GB My Passport Essential USB 2.0 2.5" Hard Drive Not required direct? USB 2.0 Unknown direct? Works on Pandora
Works in Linux
Tested by TheDarkSpectrum48K. "Works perfectly!"
Western Digital 400GB My Passport Essential USB 2.0 2.5" HDD model WDME4000TE Not required standard-A USB 2.0 Unknown Direct Works on Pandora Tested by Peca. "Works perfectly!"
Seagate Seagate® Expansion™ External Drives Not required standard-A USB 2.0 Unknown Direct Doesn't work on Pandora
Works in Linux
Tested by [1]. "Isn't even detected in lsusb (drive powered by external power source)"

DVD/CD Drives

Device Driver Connector Supported standard Current draw Suggested connection to Pandora Tested in Linux Tested on Pandora Additional comments
Lite-On EZ-DUB DVD/CD Multi-Recorder (Model eZAU120) Not required standard-A USB 2.0 Powered by included mains adapter - DC 12V 1.8A standard-A port Yes No


Video capture device



Webcams

Device Driver Connector Supported standard Current draw Suggested connection to Pandora Tested in Linux Tested on Pandora Additional comments
Exoo No Driver/USB 2.0 Webcam (Model No.: M053) Not required standard-A USB 2.0 Unknown standard-A port Yes No Bought from DealExtreme
Logitech Quickcam Communicate Deluxe Not required standard-A high speed Unknown standard-A port Yes No USB ID: 046d:0992, works though uvcvideo


Input device


Any HID (Human Interface Device) compliant keyboard, mouse or game controller should work on the Pandora. Most of those device are low speed or full speed USB device and will need to be connected though either a USB OTG adapter/cable or a USB2 hub in order to work on the Pandora.

External Game Controllers

Device Driver Connector Supported standard Suggested connection to Pandora Tested in Linux Tested on Pandora Additional comments
USB Super RetroPort (SNES-to-USB adapter) Not required standard-A Unknown, probably USB 1.1 standard-A port via High Speed Hub Yes No Bought from RetroZone
USB RetroPort (NES-to-USB adapter) Not required standard-A Unknown, probably USB 1.1 standard-A port via High Speed Hub Yes No Bought from RetroZone
Trio Linker Plus II (PlayStation,-GameCube,-and-Dreamcast-to-USB adapter) Not required standard-A Unknown, probably USB 1.1 standard-A port via High Speed Hub Yes No Bought from Play-Asia
NAZAR V47 USB Force Feedback Vibrating Gamepad Controller for PC Not required standard-A Unknown, probably USB 1.1 standard-A port via High Speed Hub Yes No Whether it really contains the claimed force feedback feature is unknown as this feature does not work under Linux - bought from DealExtreme
10-Fire-Button Double Vibration Feedback USB PC Arcade Joystick Not required standard-A Unknown, probably USB 1.1 standard-A port via High Speed Hub Yes No Whether it really contains the claimed force feedback feature is unknown as this feature does not work under Linux - bought from DealExtreme
Official PlayStation 3 controller Not required standard-A Full speed USB A To Mini B Cable via High Speed Hub Yes No This is for USB not bluetooth compatibility. Sixaxis and DualShock not tested.
Wired Xbox 360 Controller xpad module standard-A Unknown, probably USB 1.1 standard-A port via High Speed Hub Yes No This also includes gamepads for PC that needs the Windows Xinput driver. Such gamepads include the Logitech Chillstream.


Graphics tablets

Device Driver Connector Supported standard Current draw Tested in Linux Tested on Pandora Additional comments
Wacom Volito2 Tablet (Model: CTF-420) Not required standard-A Low speed 40 mA (Source) Yes No USB ID: 056a:0062


Connectors, adapters, and hubs

This section is intended as a general guide. Items in this section are standard USB accessories, so drivers are not required. Compatibility with Pandora is assumed. Please note that any external product links are provided for reference only, and are not an endorsement.


OTG Adapters

Device Tested Additional comments
Generic adapter No [Find on eBay] [Find on Amazon] These links are not 100% accurate. Check for `mini-a`, and on ebay, the price is higher (like $8)
Nokia USB OTG adapter Yes Link Required


Compact USB Hubs

Device Tested Additional comments
Griffin SmartShare USB No [Griffin website]
Belkin F5U415 4 Port USB 2.0 Swivel Hub No Comes with an optional power adapter. [Belkin website]
ID 0e8f:0016 GreenAsia Inc. Not Working - tsh Labeled as high speed, from ebay
Trust 4 port netbook hub ID 05e3:0608 Works - tsh http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0025X16AS
HIGH SPEED 4 PORT MINI USB 2.0 HUB FOR LAPTOP PC (non powered) YES octopus style small cheap nonpowered USB hub from ebay [ebay seller]
Logitech Premium 4-Port USB Hub Works http://www.logitech.com/en-in/notebook-products/usb-hubs/devices/3048

More Information

For more information on the Pandora's two USB ports and the possible connections that can be made with them, see the USB reference page.

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