USB Network Adapter(LINKSYS)-can I connect to ard?

Hi everyone!

I have a USB wifi adapter by Linksys , I was wonder if I can connect it to my arduino ?

is it possible to work with this adapter not only with a PC ? maybe connect all the 4 USB connections to the arduino... ?

Thanks!!! :D

This is the adapter: http://egidy.de/wifi/wusb54g/

Basically "no." The adapter has a USB "device" adapter, and needs a "USB Host" to talk to it. But the Arduino is another "device", and they won't talk...

The clue is in the socket shape, this is the same shape as the socket on the arduino and you don't get USB leads with the same connector on each end simply because they will not work like that.

This is a WiFi dongle?

You might be able to host it... but you'd be entering a world of hurt if you succeeded.

I'm hosting a mobile broadband dongle at the minute for some testing. Sending SMS messages is easy enough but from what little I can tell so far, the internet traffic is going to be much more painful to deal with.

WOW fast answers..thanks...

so I understand that there is no way make the WiFi dongle and the Arduino talks..?

maybe some electric hack should work? its suppose to be same parts as the wifi module for the arduino

thanks again

so I understand that there is no way make the WiFi dongle and the Arduino talks…?

There’s no easy way to do it, but I’d be willing to bet there is a very hard way.

haha...that's for sure... :\