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BeagleBone: Creative Projects for Hobbyists by Richard Grimmett, Rodolfo Giometti, Charles Hamilton

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Connectivity

We will show you the two principal recipes to get your BeagleBone Black connected:

  • Ethernet
  • Wi-Fi

Beware that there is a third way to get the BBB online, which is by tethering your board to your desktop machine and piggybacking on its network connection. This is a highly useful but occasionally tricky option.

Connectivity – Ethernet

If you have direct access to your network's router, using the Ethernet connection is pretty much Plug and Play on the BBB.

Getting ready

Here's what you need for this recipe:

  • 5V DC power supply
  • An Ethernet cable
  • A BBB connected to an HDMI monitor. For ease of use and first time connectivity, we suggest that you have your board connected to a monitor for this recipe. After you gain confidence and learn more about ...

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