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BNguy12
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USB LTE dongle for Intel Aero Ready to Fly Drone

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Hi,

I am having a difficult time finding resources that says whether or not the Intel Aero Ready to Fly Drone (Aero) supports USB LTE dongles. I understand that the Aero supports an LTE modem via M.2 interface, but we would like to conserve our payload for the Aero.

My questions are:

Does the Aero support USB LTE dongle? If so, what USB LTE dongles would you recommend? Also, are there reasons why using an LTE modem may be more preferred than using a USB LTE dongle?

If the Aero does not support a USB LTE dongle, is there a lightweight LTE modem that you would recommend?

Thank you for your time

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idata
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Hi Ben300Nguyen,

 

 

Thank you for your interest in the Intel Aero drone.

 

The Intel Areo has not been tested with USB LTE dongle, but it should work as the Aero has a USB port. Now, with Ubuntu supported, it should be easier to find a driver.

 

You should explore this and share the results with the community.

 

The LTE m.2 modem uses the dedicated port and frees the USB port for other purposes. Also, the m.2 modem will be able to fit inside the enclosure.

 

We have tested the LTE m.2 modems listed in this link:

 

https://github.com/intel-aero/meta-intel-aero/wiki/91-(References)-LTE-Modems https://github.com/intel-aero/meta-intel-aero/wiki/91-(References)-LTE-Modems

 

 

Regards,

 

Alexandra

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idata
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Hi Ben300Nguyen,

 

 

Thank you for your interest in the Intel Aero drone.

 

The Intel Areo has not been tested with USB LTE dongle, but it should work as the Aero has a USB port. Now, with Ubuntu supported, it should be easier to find a driver.

 

You should explore this and share the results with the community.

 

The LTE m.2 modem uses the dedicated port and frees the USB port for other purposes. Also, the m.2 modem will be able to fit inside the enclosure.

 

We have tested the LTE m.2 modems listed in this link:

 

https://github.com/intel-aero/meta-intel-aero/wiki/91-(References)-LTE-Modems https://github.com/intel-aero/meta-intel-aero/wiki/91-(References)-LTE-Modems

 

 

Regards,

 

Alexandra

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