I am just starting in this great community of Embedded systems. I am
working on a Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) using a BeagleBoard
(BB) as our main computer. I started working with BB a few months ago
and I love it.
I want to share an alternative to USB Wireless devices. I had a lot of
trouble getting a USB wireless working with my BB. After reading
different articles I found out a solution to my problem.
An ASUS WL-330gE Multi- Functional Wireless AP - which is an portable
(AP, Ethernet Adapter, Gateway, Repeater 4 mode) for $42.00 - $49.00
This little guy can be powered with any USB port. What does it mean.
It means that you can use one port from your USB Hub to power the ASUS
I am using the Ethernet mode to connect my BeagleBoard to my Internet
connection. In this way all you have to do is to have an USB-to
Ethernet to connect the Asus AP to the BeagleBoard.
No extra configuration necessary on the BeagleBoard side (e.g. no
loading extra drivers or patches.) All you need is a currently
ethernet port talking to the internet in your BeagleBoard.
The interface for configuring your Asus AP is very simple an easy.
I am please to inform that I had had no problems with my BeagleBoard
and Asus AP. Please feel free to ask any questions on my setup.