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 Post subject: [WANTED] USB Wi-Fi stick
PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 10:56 am 
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If anyone's got one laying around, I could really use a USB Wi-Fi adapter for my robot. Preferably a Belkin G stick, because they're known to work with the Beagleboard most of the time.

Free would be good, but I'm also willing to pay.

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 Post subject: Re: [WANTED] USB Wi-Fi stick
PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 12:26 pm 
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While I do not have one, here is one for $15 at Buy.com

http://bensbargains.net/redirect/220205 ... at-Buy-com

The unit looks like a USB flash drive, and pictured it is in a USB extender.


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 Post subject: Re: [WANTED] USB Wi-Fi stick
PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 5:38 pm 
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general nanosystems, a mile or 2 tops from the space, usually has one for $10, and pretty much always has one for $20.

$10 one: http://nanosys1.com/net-w-oem-wifi-n-150.html

@: http://g.co/maps/x4zdv

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 Post subject: Re: [WANTED] USB Wi-Fi stick
PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 7:00 am 
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Orkraider wrote:
general nanosystems, a mile or 2 tops from the space, usually has one for $10, and pretty much always has one for $20.

$10 one: http://nanosys1.com/net-w-oem-wifi-n-150.html

@: http://g.co/maps/x4zdv

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I went to General Nanosystems yesterday and got one of the $10 ones, $10.77 with tax, I think. I asked if they had one that would work good with Linux, and they showed me one at $24. I decided to try the $10 model first. So... I plugged the thing into a machine running Linux Mint and it worked straight away without having to install the driver provided with the stick. This really surprised me, though I had previously installed some of the software packages for wireless, and that may have helped. Using it for several hours yesterday I didn't note any significant troubles with it either.

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 Post subject: Re: [WANTED] USB Wi-Fi stick
PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 8:56 am 
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I'll have to see what General Nanosys has. The default kernel for the Beagleboard doesn't have a full set of wireless drivers, but there are a few chipsets known to work well.

Is Nanosystems in the University Ave construction zone?

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 Post subject: Re: [WANTED] USB Wi-Fi stick
PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 10:20 am 
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