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Having been used to using Ethernet all the time, I never had the need to put my BeagleBone Black onto my wireless network; that is, until a fellow Google+ user gave me an idea for a blog post. Today, I'm using my USB Wireless-G LAN from CD-R King in the Philippines, with my BeagleBone BlackBeagleBone Black from the USA.

The Details

First, I used the default Gnome Desktop of The Angstrom Distribution to configure my WPA access code, and then rebooted without the Ethernet connection.

Isn't kind of amusing that a cheap, China-made device works the first time in Linux? CD-R King targets Microsoft Windows and Apple Mac OS X operating systems, exclusively; but as I've discovered, ALL of their products work fine in Linux.

Thanks for Reading!

This post is my proof of concept post, to show that Wi-Fi works on my BeagleBone Black. I also posted my method of diagnosing my Wi-Fi device; making sure the right kernel module is loaded. This blog post is posted for educational purposes only. Have a nice day!

 

Marcos "Kuya Marc" Miranda