Connecting without a wifi dongle?


#1

Is it possible to connect to the GoPiGo and download programs without a Wifi dongle?

All the instructions I’ve found require a wifi dongle but I don’t have one.

Thanks
Sarah


#2

Should be possible, but not convenient. You’ll need an Ethernet cable connection, and the Ethernet port is recessed somewhat. And your robot’s mobility is obviously limited by the cable length.


#3

Hey Sarah, that’s not a problem: you can connect by plugging an ethernet cable into the Pi, and the other into your laptop or PC ethernet cable. You should see the ethernet lights on the Pi light up; you can then ping dex.local and it should be there.

As bloomu.prof points out, it won’t be mobile.


#4

Also, if you mean “download from the Internet”, you will need to enable Internet Sharing on your laptop, so the Ethernet-connected Pi will have access to it.