Instead of wireless (wifi)
Main reason is to access to updates as needed,and not connected to internet all the time,i want my robot to run by its self without any help from the outside world,like romote deskktop ,or IPAD controller or game controllers
I also got a very good deal on 5 windows 7 ,i am looking to strip down with RT7
and looking to use them on my robots besides the stripped down windows XP
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Why are you thinking of choosing a network port over connection via USB?
Or, if it's internet connection which is what you want to stop, this can be blocked by a lot of routers, fixed IP for the robot wifi and block internet to it.
JUST another idea looking to see if it can be done
i think it should work with the virtual serial port program i found thats free and posted on EZB
Using a second WIFI dongle ,not a great idea,direct connection to pc is better
Another point on using network port over usb ,can free up a usb port might be needed for something else
also can network a lot of EZB TOGETHER on other projects ,like linking my freshwater ,saltwater tanks and my gecko tank all together using a simple line without WIFI
PS DD-WRT is great firmware, personally I used Tomato on my old router but there is very little difference (Tomato is easier for QOS but that is all).
i found this on ebay and there are more of them,but this is the cheapest $27 including shipping.
i ordered 2 for now and does work with virtual serial post ,just like the WIFI board
LOOKING to get it in a few weeks (china) to do testing,it should work perfect
I guess i answer my own question on this topic,from a little research with out the need of my software and network expert i know
On using USB not good for long runs like ethernet can.
And usb hubs do take up space on small robots too,mostly hard to find very short usb cables is the problem.