Wifi/Ethernet with BBB
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I have some concerns about this product as we cannot use the wifi enabled BBB since the wifi chip is not open source. This means the only means for network connection are through the LAN/Ethernet port or a wireless dongle plugged into the USB port.

The printer that this BBB is controlling must be plugged in over USB with a USB-A to USB-B cable as provided with the printer.

The BBB only has one USB port, so unless the user is going to plug a USB hub into the BBB and both the printer and wifi dongle into the hub, then the only means for the user to get an internet connection to the BBB is via LAN/Ethernet

tutley created this task.Wed, Dec 5, 12:43 PM
Steven added a subscriber: karrad.Thu, Dec 6, 7:08 AM

@tutley good point. I think the usb hub is clunky and I've seen issues before running a wifi dongle through a usb hub. @karrad ^^

Alternatively we could look for other hardware to use.

tutley added a comment.Thu, Dec 6, 7:19 AM

@Steven we could build a small 2 or 3 port hub into the case and it wouldnt look clunky