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Topic: What Ethernet shield to buy? (Read 1 time) previous topic - next topic

doublet

I want to buy a Ethernet shield. However, I read some cheap ones do not not use the default Ethernet library and would work different from the orginal Ethernet board because of a different chipset.
My budget is ?0 to maximum ?40.
Sorry God members, I'm an atheist.

mem


doublet

Thank you! But I don't trust Tektonica. I was intending to buy my Arduino from them, but I decided to buy them at e-lioness. Tektonica is nowhere else mentioned, and all the products and descriptions are the same like another site (I forget which).
Sorry God members, I'm an atheist.

pluggy

DFRobot make one that is sold much cheaper than the official one, but it uses the official library because it has the same chipset (Wiznet 5100).  Widely available on Ebay and many micro-controller vendors. The ones to avoid unless you're seriously strapped for cash are ones using the ENC28J60 chipset.

Typical example of the DFRobot board : http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Arduino-Ethernet-Shield-%28W5100-Chip%29-_W0QQitemZ220592149599QQcmdZViewItem?rvr_id=&rvr_id=&cguid=d869b7ac11c0a0e204878047ffe56b99

mem

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all the products and descriptions are the same like another site...

That is not unusual, a number of resellers use boilerplate text on their websites.

I have no direct knowledge of Tektonica, I got their name from here: ttp://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/Buy

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