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Wifi solution for Galileo Gen 2

Hi,

Which is the best Wifi solution for the Galileo Gen 2? I have seen in many places that it is the Intel Centrino N-135, but if i am not wrong you have to buy the antenna separately. Is there a better way or product?

Thank you,

Arnau

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Hello Arnau.t,

 

 

Thank you for interest in the Intel® Galileo Board.

 

 

I agree that the Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 135 ( http://www.intel.com/content/dam/www/public/us/en/documents/product-briefs/centrino-wireless-n-135-b...) is the best method to connect over Wi-Fi. And it is true that you have to buy the Wi-Fi adaptor separately (the antennas are included).

 

 

There is an official guide to setup the adaptor with your board, please check the following link:

 

https://software.intel.com/en-us/get-started-galileo-windows-step4

 

 

If you want an alternative to the previous Wi-Fi adaptor, I'll recommend the Xbee Wi-Fi Module with Arduino Wireless Proto Shield. If you are interested in this approach, check page 298 of the Intel® Galileo Board, Intel® Galileo Gen 2 Board, and Intel® Edison Board – Shield Testing Report ( http://www.intel.com/content/dam/support/us/en/documents/Galileo-Edison_ShieldTestReport_330937-002....).

 

 

I hope you find the previous information useful.

 

 

If you need further assistance, don't hesitate to contact us.

 

 

Regards,

 

Andres V.
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Hi Andres V.

Do you know why it is "Retired and discontinued" at http://ark.intel.com/products/66887/Intel-Centrino-Wireless-N-135-Single-Band Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 135, Single Band Product Specifications ("Ordering and Compliance")?

TIA,

Fernando.

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Hi Arnau,

Arnau.t wrote:

Hi,

Which is the best Wifi solution for the Galileo Gen 2? I have seen in many places that it is the Intel Centrino N-135, but if i am not wrong you have to buy the antenna separately. Is there a better way or product?

Thank you,

Arnau

I think that it depends on your needs/usage.

If you need a wifi connection to be used "as a Linux device", then I think a Wi-Fi adaptor would be good.

If you need a wifi connection to be used "as a shield", maybe the cheaper and simpler would be an ESP8266-01, just as described at

HTH,

Fernando.

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FGT wrote:

Hi Arnau,

Arnau.t wrote:

Hi,

Which is the best Wifi solution for the Galileo Gen 2? I have seen in many places that it is the Intel Centrino N-135, but if i am not wrong you have to buy the antenna separately. Is there a better way or product?

Thank you,

Arnau

I think that it depends on your needs/usage.

If you need a wifi connection to be used "as a Linux device", then I think a Wi-Fi adaptor would be good.

If you need a wifi connection to be used "as a shield", maybe the cheaper and simpler would be an ESP8266-01, just as described at /thread/101140 Wi-Fi module ESP8266 in Galileo

HTH,

Fernando.

I agree with this answer 110%! I mean if you want to use intel galileo gen 2 as a linux machine(with capability to control GPIOs from bash or linux--which I find very very important),then go for N135.

 

Also FGT,is there a way we can interface ESP8266 with linux yocto?I mean I have one lying around.If yes then I really spent a lot of time struggling with N135..lol!
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Hi Andres V,

Thank you for your answer. Now I have the same question as Fernando. Where can I order? As he says, it's "Retired and discontinued"...

Best Regards,

Arnau

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mishra007 wrote:

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Also FGT,is there a way we can interface ESP8266 with linux yocto?I mean I have one lying around.

Yes, there is. I've not entered in many details, because I've solved every problem in my (small) projects with a single sketch, as in

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kUqpHOWR6Q Intel Galileo - Arduino Car - YouTube

(which does not have an ESP8266 but a simpler RF module). Actually, I've found even much simpler to connect my Intel Galileo Ethernet to a wifi router and that's it...

Back to ESP8266 and Linux: with AT commands you can have a sketch controlling the ESP8266/wifi and communication with other Linux processes (remember a sketch is no more than another Linux process). My "I've not entered in many details" above is about performance, I/O and/or real-time limits/problems, because I've not used that configuration in any actual project. I'm pretty sure some native wifi usage would be better at least in performance, but a guess so far, I've not made any experiment (I don't have any wireless card to attach to Intel Galileo).

Fernando.

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Hello Arnau and Fernando,

 

 

I was not aware that the adapter suggested has been "Retired and Discontinued", I'm sorry for confusion. Considering this, there are a couple of things that can be done:

 

• get in touch with one of the authorized distributors and ask if they have an adapter in stock ( http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/resellers/where-to-buy/overview.html)

 

• search for an alternative adapter.

 

 

I saw in the Getting Started Guide ( https://software.intel.com/en-us/get-started-galileo-windows) that the Intel® Centrino™ Advanced–N 6205 is also a compatible adapter, so I proceeded to compare both suggested adapters in order to check for compatibility characteristics ( http://ark.intel.com/compare/59471,66887).

 

 

It seems that as long as you purchase a PCIe Half Mini Card with at least a 2.4 GHz band, the corresponding Wi-Fi certifications (801.11 a/b/g/n), and the appropriate compliance (PCI, CISP, FIPS, and FISMA) you can use it with your board.

 

 

I also found the following document: http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/network-and-i-o/wireless-networking/000005511.html. It shows multiple Linux drivers for the Intel® Wireless Adapters (Intel® Centrino™ Wireless-N 135 and Intel® Centrino™ Advanced-N 6205 included).

 

 

Please let me know if you find the previous information useful.

 

 

If you need further assistance, don't hesitate to contact us.

 

 

Regards,

 

Andres V.
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