Go Down

Topic: wifi - why so exepensive? (Read 2467 times) previous topic - next topic


Is it really cheaper to make a wifi interface for an Arduino from a Raspberry Pi and an Edimax usb wifi dongle???

Or for an even cheaper route, use an Edimax wifi router/repeater (less than £20) and stick OpenWrt on it???

Seems all wrong to me?


I'm guessing there is all sorts of regulatory hoops you have to jump through to certify a wi-fi interface. I know I've seen reports about cell phones that the radio modules (which I think does all of bluetooth, wi-fi, and cell communication) is about $20. The rest of the cost is for the red tape.

Go Up

Please enter a valid email to subscribe

Confirm your email address

We need to confirm your email address.
To complete the subscription, please click the link in the email we just sent you.

Thank you for subscribing!

via Egeo 16
Torino, 10131