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#1

Hello,
I use Arduino for 2 years now and want to convert to FEZ as I am fascinated by programming possibilities and program stability. Because money counts, I need to know if I can use following arduino shields with FEZ:

  1. Ethernet shield:
    http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=9026

  2. WiShield 1.0 (simmilar to the 2.0):
    http://www.asynclabs.com/store?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=26&category_id=6

Does anyone has experience or the knowledge?

Thanks,
Peter


#2

this might help you with the ethernet shield


#3

The latest GHI SDK has integrated support for W5100 based Ethernet shields. I have done a lot of testing with the beta, and it works greet.

I used a shield from Sparkfun.


#4

Dear Foekie, you are pointing out a very old post. Latest SDK DOES in fact support Ethernet on any of our devices.

See this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCS6-BQMnyU

Also see this as it lists Ethernet too http://www.tinyclr.com/compare/


#5

Hey Gus,

Is the code used in that demo available anywhere?

-Eric


#6

Yeah, home come there is no wiki page for this?!

600 points to the one making a page on wiki showing this feature off in a video. (You have to make it work and make a video, not my video :wink: )

Here is the code. I will remove this link once the wiki page is up.
http://www.tinyclr.com/downloads/delete%20FEZ%20Webserver2.zip


#7

Thank you all for replies, sudgestions and links. is the nswer yes, or no?

Thanks :slight_smile:
Peter


#8

Ethernet is officially and professionally supported by GHI, Yes.

As for that wifi board you pointed out, it will be a very bad option for NETMF, the community + GHI are looking for the best option. You an of course connect any serial <->wifi module and get it to work if you know what you are doing but we are looking for something we officially support so you would never have problems.


#9

Thank you for the reply. It saves me lot of time!
Peter


#10

please take a look at this document to get your Ethernet Shield working with FEZ Domino or Panda

http://www.tinyclr.com/downloads/Shield/Broch_EthernatShield.pdf


#11

please, is there also a client and chat exemple somewhere like for arduino?
Peter


#12

There are examples in the netmf 4.1 sdk plus this is .NET so any example you find online for a pc will probably work on fez


#13

If you are desperate for Wifi support now, you could always hook up a wireless bridge device. They add bridge device like this http://www.amazon.com/Cisco-Linksys-WGA54AG-Game-Adapter-802-11A/dp/B0006OCZHG I have used them in the past and they can give any wired ethernet device wireless capability. (This assumes you already have the Ethernet shield.)

-Eric