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Re: ESP8266 serial wifi card can work with A10
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2015, 10:29:14 PM »
The simple answer is Yes you can connect to an UART and talk with it, but No if you want it to get the A10 connected to your network as a replacement for the Ethernet port.


olimex has its own version of this card
https://www.olimex.com/Products/Modules/Ethernet/MOD-WIFI-ESP8266/open-source-hardware

and from an other topic on this board
https://www.olimex.com/forum/index.php?topic=4029.0
« Last Edit: January 07, 2015, 10:45:30 PM by Gerrit »

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Re: ESP8266 serial wifi card can work with A10
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2015, 10:59:24 PM »
Thanx for answer.

I'm searching for a solution to connect to internet  my allwinner A10 board without wifi usb card or ethernet cable.

In fact i don't want to use ethernet and want to throw away usb chip from my futur pcb.

I tought serial wifi was a solution but no?


After search:
Connexion to internet with ESP8266 is ok with raspberry and minicom.

Is it then ossible to connect card to internet


http://www.extragsm.com/blog/2014/12/03/connect-esp8266-to-raspberry-pi/
« Last Edit: January 08, 2015, 12:05:47 AM by pawnies20 »

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Re: ESP8266 serial wifi card can work with A10
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2015, 02:23:16 AM »

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Re: ESP8266 serial wifi card can work with A10
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2015, 10:07:39 AM »
Thanx for answer.

I'm searching for a solution to connect to internet  my allwinner A10 board without wifi usb card or ethernet cable.

In fact i don't want to use ethernet and want to throw away usb chip from my futur pcb.

I tought serial wifi was a solution but no?


After search:
Connexion to internet with ESP8266 is ok with raspberry and minicom.

Is it then ossible to connect card to internet


http://www.extragsm.com/blog/2014/12/03/connect-esp8266-to-raspberry-pi/


You should be able to do something like the RPi but it probably isn't what you want to do.  I think you've not been clear what you do want to do, though, since "work with" is very vague.

John

pawnies20

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Re: ESP8266 serial wifi card can work with A10
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2015, 10:28:54 AM »
Thanx for answer.
I only want to connect my allwinner A10 futur pcb (without ethernet)to internet.
Then serial wifi card seems to be a great solution but is it possible?

Thank you

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Re: ESP8266 serial wifi card can work with A10
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2015, 11:39:46 AM »
Still vague.  What do you mean "connect ... to internet"?  The ESP8266 will do that in one meaning but is it your meaning?

If you want to do DNS, HTTP etc and maybe a web browser then no it won't.

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Re: ESP8266 serial wifi card can work with A10
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2015, 12:30:26 PM »
Ok
Yes, Dns, http, ftp...

Not possible?

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Re: ESP8266 serial wifi card can work with A10
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2015, 01:01:27 PM »
Think about it....

How would the TCP/IP stack in the kernel get to it?

You'd have to write a truly bizarre driver to reach between the stack & the ESP8266.

For all I know there's now a way to do this in user space but it would still be bizarre and you don't sound to have remotely the right skills.

So, no.

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Re: ESP8266 serial wifi card can work with A10
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2015, 01:27:51 PM »
Yet but it is possible with the arduino.
http://hackaday.com/2014/10/04/the-esp8266-becomes-a-terrible-browser/


Olimex just answered me as it's possible but at the moment the driver does not exist.

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Re: ESP8266 serial wifi card can work with A10
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2015, 02:42:18 PM »
I bet that arduino isn't running Linux as you are.

Off you go... write that driver.  Throughput will be dire, of course.

John
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Re: ESP8266 serial wifi card can work with A10
« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2015, 03:42:48 PM »
In fact i don't want to use ethernet and want to throw away usb chip from my futur pcb.

https://www.pi-supply.com/product/broadcom-wifi-adapter-2-port-usb-hub-raspberry-pi/

Then you don't loose any USB port you even get one extra