ESP8266 linux driver

Hello there,
I was looking around but couldnt find any info about the topc- I was wondering about using the cheap esp8266 module with BeagleBone black, but I couldnt find anything about it in the web. I understand that this is a bit differebtly working device than the wifi usb dongles (i gues its more SoC), but havent anyone though of using it with bbb? The board uses only uart lines, that would be very efficient and cheap. If anyone had any information about it I would aprieciate all help!

wondering about using the cheap esp8266 module with BeagleBone black,
but I couldnt find anything about it in the web. I understand that this is a bit
differebtly working device than the wifi usb dongles (i gues its more SoC),
but havent anyone though of using it with bbb? The board uses only uart
lines, that would be very efficient and cheap.

What do you need to know? The device does look exactly like any old modem/terminal. Problem is they are slow. Whilst great for sending modest sized messages ('Hello World') they will not cut it for streaming video.

Try hooking one up to a PC with a USB serial adapter - you'll get an idea of capabilities pretty quickly.

I see. I didnt know at what baudrates it can exacly operate. I got the point.

I see. I didnt know at what baudrates it can exacly operate. I got the point.

The versions I tried ran at 9600 baud ... some claim 115200. YMMV :slight_smile: