Project Description

Adafruit Ethernet FeatherWing

by Adafruit


Description

Wireless is wonderful, but sometimes you want the strong reliability of a wire. If your Feather board is going to be part of a permanent installation, this Ethernet FeatherWing will let you add quick and easy wired Internet. Just plug in a standard ethernet cable, and run the Ethernet2 library for cross-platform networking.

Ethernet is a tried-and-true networking standard. It’s supported by every hub and switch, and because there’s a physical connection you don’t have to noodle around with SSIDs, passwords, authentication schemes or antennas. It works great with any of our Feathers, the WIZ5500 chip communicates over SPI plus a single CS pin. The Arduino Ethernet2 library works great, and within a few seconds after connecting, will do the DHCP setup for you. As a nice extra, the RJ-45 jack has both link and activity lights that will light/blink to let you know the current connection status.

Technical Details

  • EagleCAD, Fritzing and datasheet available in the tutorial
  • Product Dimensions: 59.2mm x 22.8mm x 17.5mm / 2.3″ x 0.9″ x 0.7″
  • Product Weight: 10.0g / 0.4oz

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