Usb Ethernet And Usb Wi-fi Drivers In Pandora Ångström?


dgame

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I have been acquiring Linux friendly hardware for the GP2X and now for the Pandora.

I think these should work:

Linksys USB 10/100 Ethernet USB200M Rev 2 [using the Asix AX88772 driver]
Belkin USB Wireless G [using the Ralink RT73 driver]

Is it safe to say that these devices will work [with hub and power consumption issues accounted for] on the Pandora?

I found these pages:

The USB Ethernet seems like its is supported.
http://www.angstrom-distribution.org/repo/...nel-module-asix
http://www.gelato.unsw.edu.au/lxr/source/d...et/asix.c?a=arm

Will a USB Wi-Fi driver (rt73usb kernel module) be included in the Pandora Ångström?
http://www.angstrom-distribution.org/repo/...-module-rt73usb

I would like the ability to use the USB Wi-Fi because I can extend the cable for better reception.

I have a laptop in my garage that has built in Wi-Fi, but I USB Wi-Fi on a long cable to get much better reception.

Is there (or will there be) a place to get information on what hardware is supported in the Pandora Ångström?
 

sweetlilmre

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gp2xs said:
I have been acquiring Linux friendly hardware for the GP2X and now for the Pandora.

I think these should work:

Linksys USB 10/100 Ethernet USB200M Rev 2 [using the Asix AX88772 driver]
Belkin USB Wireless G [using the Ralink RT73 driver]

Is it safe to say that these devices will work [with hub and power consumption issues accounted for] on the Pandora?

I found these pages:

The USB Ethernet seems like its is supported.
http://www.angstrom-distribution.org/repo/...nel-module-asix
http://www.gelato.unsw.edu.au/lxr/source/d...et/asix.c?a=arm

Will a USB Wi-Fi driver (rt73usb kernel module) be included in the Pandora Ångström?
http://www.angstrom-distribution.org/repo/...-module-rt73usb

I would like the ability to use the USB Wi-Fi because I can extend the cable for better reception.

I have a laptop in my garage that has built in Wi-Fi, but I USB Wi-Fi on a long cable to get much better reception.

Is there (or will there be) a place to get information on what hardware is supported in the Pandora Ångström?



Hi,

I have used the USB200M on the Beagleboard under the .27 kernel and it works beautifully.
I also have a RT73 based WUSB54GC linksys wifi card. The drivers load, but I have not as yet gotten it to work (I think its the borked wifi at work tho).

Best bet is to have a look at the HW that the linux kernel supports (.26 and .27, I really hope Pandora is .27).

I wonder how the devs are coping with the MUSB and sound issues, as these have still not been resolved on the beagle in .26 and sound is dodgy in .27...

-(e)
 
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Why would you get another wireless module for it when it is already built in, yeah you could move it around, but the pandora is small as it is :blink: , plus I have bad things happening like the cord being tugged a bit, and the dongle falling off the shelf
 

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Kloplop321 said:
Why would you get another wireless module for it when it is already built in, yeah you could move it around, but the pandora is small as it is :blink: , plus I have bad things happening like the cord being tugged a bit, and the dongle falling off the shelf
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I would like the ability to use the USB Wi-Fi because I can extend the cable for better reception.

I have a laptop in my garage that has built in Wi-Fi, but I USB Wi-Fi on a long cable to get much better reception.



My garage (concrete block structure) is my hangout spot and the wireless router is far away. If the built in wireless can reach it with a good signal stength, then fine but if not?
I don't think the Wi-Fi antenna of the Pandora is extendable.

And how else can a Cantenna be used with the Pandora? :ph34r:
 
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dgame

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Indeed my $12.00 Wi-Fi router is the real problem and the WRT54G is a serious solution. I am going to get one of those.
 
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