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instructions on testing esp8266 12e wifi on rp0?

Sun Apr 19, 2020 1:13 pm

I want to test the esp8266 12e as a 802.11n wifi card on a rp0. Connections
i2c and sdio. If that something which can be done?

I found this website.
https://hackaday.io/project/8678-rpi-wifi
Do you know about other locations to get manuals or instructions? Preferable step by
step instructions. Thank you.

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Re: instructions on testing esp8266 12e wifi on rp0?

Sun Apr 19, 2020 2:55 pm

There are obsolete full instructions here: https://hackaday.io/project/8678/instructions

The guide is 3+ years old. So many changes have been made to the Raspberry Pi's kernel and setup since then. Ever since the Zero W came out, projects like these haven't received much attention.

While the ESP8266 can connect to 802.11n networks, they're not very fast. Raw tests of packets generated inside the ESP8266 (so no SDIO or useful communications) max out at 7 mbps (single thread) or just under twice that for multiple threads. Official throughput via the UART is 303 Kbps
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