Thank you! That was very helpful. Now looks like my priority will be focused on th wifi part then.
Looks like ralink ones are talked a lot among embedded systems, and most people say it is working in an unreliable state.
My guess is that 802.11g is a little bit tricky (54Mbps) over USB1.1 (12Mbps), so I'll try both 802.11b/g and pure 802.11b cards.
Besides, CF wireless is also available, maybe Gumstix can have a wireless module in the next few months or so.
Just some thoughts.






> Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2007 22:24:16 -0700
> From: dhylands@gmail.com
> To: gumstix-users@lists.sourceforge.net
> Subject: Re: [Gumstix-users] New to Gumstix
>
> Hi,
>
> > 1. Is there any good source of Verdex 24 pin flex connector? I'll need
> > those pins to make a usb port. I have the schematics from the wiki, but
> > where can I get the parts?
>
> See: <http://article.gmane.org/gmane.linux.distributions.gumstix.general/24596>
>
> > 2. What should I keep in mind to avoid having to send back for reflash?
>
> Be very careful if you reflash u-boot.
>
> Make sure you bought a console board of some type.
>
> > 3. I placed two orders, one order, one back order. In a few days I'm only
> > going to have the Verdex XL6P motherboard with tweener. Before I get the
> > console-vx and breakout-vx, can I just get linux console with tweener so I
> > can have a kixtart?
>
> You can, although I find the tweener to be a rather flimsy connection.
> Getting the console-vx is much better in my opinion.
>
> > 4. Have anyone get any luck with Verdex and a USB wifi 802.11b/g cards? My
> > project next semester will be entirely depending on the wifi availability (I
> > need to transmit video from somewhere thru Wifi to someone surfing the
> > internet).
>
> My brother and I have a bit of success with some of the ralink ones. I
> say a bit of luck, because we've often had them fail to load as well.
>
> > 5. Where can I find some good video camera modules to mount on robots?
> > Should I use the CCD connector on Verdex board, or should I just use the USB
> > interface (or ethernet interface is fine as well)? Low power is appreciated
> > and MPEG4 encoding is highly appreciated, since it is going to be on a
> > robot. Budget is ~150$, but I'm planning to get 2 if possible.
>
> Not sure - I'll let somebody else answer this one.
>
> --
> Dave Hylands
> Vancouver, BC, Canada
> http://www.DaveHylands.com/
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