Cubietruck does not use a wireless dongle, but, rather, has built-in WiFi capabilities. I tried the CubieTruck build and was able to get it to work on a wired network only. I was unable to connect to a wireless network from my Cubietruck, or get the hot spot to work. It is possible I am doing something wrong, but I haven’t been able to find out what that is. I would love to get the hot spot feature to work so I can use this as a standalone player in my car, using my mobile phone as a remote control.