August 03, 2012

Hacking ASUS Routers to add wifi to Arduino

Technologist Tod Kurt has documented the process of giving an Arduino board wifi internet access using some interesting hacking. By modifying an ASUS WL-520gu wifi router with DD-WRT Linux firmware, you can create a serial to network gateway. In the following video Tod runs through a basic demonstration of the system at work:

For more details and instructions, head over to Tod's blog here. And we're on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.

If this seems out of your reach, you can still add Ethernet connectivity to your Arduino projects using our Freetronics EtherTen. Apart from being fully Arduino Uno-compatible, it has onboard Ethernet, microSD socket, full USB connection (no pesky FTDI cables needed) and supports optional Power-over-Ethernet:

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