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In my (a bit dated...) experience Linux support for USB wifi dongles tend to be quite poor driver-wise.
On the other hand, if such a device tests fine on a Linux PC then it should work just the same with Galileo. USB is just USB so do not expect any surprise difference here.
The first place to check about Linux support for wireless is this site: Drivers - Linux Wireless (search keywords = Linux + wireless). The default kernel is currently based on 3.8.7 in the 1.0 BSP but other people have run other kernel versions (after some porting effort)
Thank you for your response. so if i were to install a usb dongle with a driver from linux for the the device and kernal etc. i just have to follow a simple wifi blog and select the usb dongle hardware device as my controller? for instance the mPCIe card would be wlan0 where as the usb with properly installed drivers would show up as wlan1 etc..?
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Yes, a working Linux kernel driver is all you need. Except you also need a correctly configured wpa_supplicant but you need that in anyway for any kind of wifi connection - USB or not.
Thanks that makes sense now. Im going to go buy a usb dongle this week and give it a shot to see if it does work.
Do you still need help with the USB Wi-Fi dongle, or did the Intel® Centrino® N-135 Solve your Wi-Fi problem?
The Intel® Centrino® N-135 Solved my problem. Plugged it in and ran example wifi scan-networks and it worked like a charm.
I was wondering if anyone got a USB WiFi dongle working with the board? I have an edimax from my raspberry pi that I wasnt using, and was hoping to get it working on the galileo 2. Thanks!
Oh awesome to hear! I also have an ASUS N-10, and maybe that would work too? How did you go about getting this to work haha...