I am looking for a module that will connect to the Ethernet port of an embedded device and enable it to connect to a 802.11 WiFi network (i.e. be seen as a node on that network). I am interested in both embedded as well as product versions.
Will a wireless gaming adapter (of which there are many) actually work? I mean, Ethernet is Ethernet but there must be a reason why it is called a "gaming "adaptor"..... Of course if it did work that would make it much more attractive since the cost of these devices as opposed to wireless bridges is quite significant (i.e. they are cheeper).
The "wireless bridge" is the most universal device, as it can support multiple devices on its copper side. The "gaming adapter" may support just one device. Your wireless bridge should support "WDS" (wireless distribution system IIRC) making it interoperable with bridges/AP from different vendors. The problem is that the WDS features often come as hidden functionality, which could only be used with patched firmware or undocumented setup...
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2 Where in the world matters a lot. There are many people in this NG who sell and distribute tools However they are usually locked to a country or area.
So If you are in Germany I would recommend one place but to look or somewhere else if in the US.
If I were to say look in Maplin's the US readers would probably not know what I meant. Likewise most Europeans have no idea what a Marshals or Fry's is.
Not all devices are available in all countries. So suggesting a nice cheap board that is say 10USD where it is built might cost you 50USD to import. Whereas a 40USD unit sourced from your own location whilst appearing to be 30USD more expensive will in practice be 10USD cheaper and probably more readily available and better support.
Whilst the Internet and UPS make everywhere all one place they charge different rates as do Customs. So solutions for any problem may vary depending on where you are.
Lastly the there are trade restrictions. It is not possible to supply some equipment across some borders so the solution will vary.
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You are joking, surely.. Anything like that takes at least 10 years of international meetings, followed by at least 10 years of various peoples jockeying for position over their version of the 'standard', followed by at least 10 year timetable to implement.
Also there is the factor of how the transmitter is to be used
i.e fixed, mobile [land or sea], airborne, satellite
Some bands are legal to be used as fixed terrestial transmitters, but not as airborne or mobile. This often varies from country to country.
If I remember correctly there are some of the 802.11b channels that are not allowed in some countries like France, but I would need to double check that to be sure.
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