t want to derail the new ethernet posts regarding the wiznet support for a things fez so i thought id ask in a new thread, beings as i have a domino i opted for here.
now heres my confusion and to be honest i think i just missing the point and the answer is probably obvious, but here goes, so to communicate with the domino i could use serial or usb or i could utilise for example as i have used these before a ethernet or wifi bridge to serial such as a lantronixs matchboard. so say i use one of these i get a virtual serial port on my pc hey presto a bit of messing around and i can send data to and from the domino from say a c# silverlight or wpf app runnning on my pc.
so that being said i see the wiznet unit is essentially i think a spi interface to the domino so what benfit does having the ethernet stack etc etc availble via spi give me that say a ethernet to serial doesn`t .
like i said before its proably obvious i just dont see it right now.
ps i been watching the community grow over the last few months since i brought my fez and wow is all i got to say to ghi. shame i have had way too many work projercts to get though but its easing up now :))