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Valued Contributor III
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WiFi dongle with DE2 board

Hi everyone, 

 

Does anyone have an experience with using a WiFi dongle connected to a DE2 board. In my project, I am trying to connect the DE2 to WiFi. Could you please help me.... 

 

 

Thank you very much
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Valued Contributor III
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Hi Mona, 

 

I am not sure which OS you are using but we are trying to narrow down this scope and provide the best recommendation. Most of the DE2 documentation is captured as below link: 

http://www.terasic.com.tw/cgi-bin/page/archive.pl?language=english&categoryno=165&no=529&partno=5 

 

For existing Linux documentation that closes to DE board Wifi configuration was the DE1: 

ftp://ftp.altera.com/up/pub/altera_material/16.0/tutorials/linux.pdf 

 

Those are the standard Linux configuration and you can refer to section 2.7.2 onward. Let us know if this helps.
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Thank you for replying to me :) (I thought no one is going to reply)! 

 

Yes, My project is to connect to the network through WiFi. I though I can either do it by a WiFi dongle or an RFS daughter card from Terasic. I think I may buy the RFS. However, do they have a Verilog/VHDL examples that can help me get started? I will read the links your provided to find out. 

 

 

Thanks again! 

 

 

 

 

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Hi Mona, 

 

I am not sure which OS you are using but we are trying to narrow down this scope and provide the best recommendation. Most of the DE2 documentation is captured as below link: 

http://www.terasic.com.tw/cgi-bin/page/archive.pl?language=english&categoryno=165&no=529&partno=5 

 

For existing Linux documentation that closes to DE board Wifi configuration was the DE1: 

ftp://ftp.altera.com/up/pub/altera_material/16.0/tutorials/linux.pdf 

 

Those are the standard Linux configuration and you can refer to section 2.7.2 onward. Let us know if this helps. 

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Before deciding for one or the other solution, you should understand their different features and first of all, know what you exactly want to achieve. 

 

A "WiFi dongle" is an USB communication device designed to be used by a host computer with USB host capability. Parts of the network stack have to be implemented in software. Usual implementations are based on an OS, mostly Linux. 

 

WiFi part of RFS module is an ESP32 module, connected through UART. Many different configurations possible, no OS or embedded host processor required.
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--- Quote Start ---  

Before deciding for one or the other solution, you should understand their different features and first of all, know what you exactly want to achieve. 

 

A "WiFi dongle" is an USB communication device designed to be used by a host computer with USB host capability. Parts of the network stack have to be implemented in software. Usual implementations are based on an OS, mostly Linux. 

 

WiFi part of RFS module is an ESP32 module, connected through UART. Many different configurations possible, no OS or embedded host processor required. 

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Thank you for clarifying this! Indeed, I want to go with the ESP32 since my project is just to connect to Internet and transfer packets from the board to the PC. It is a challenging project, but I am reading now to see how to do it. 

 

Thanks again
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