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Using the WIFI module on Arietta G25

Arietta has a placement for an IEE802.11 b/g/n, USB 2.0 OEM WiFi adapter. This chip is fully supported on the latest Kernel Linux versions and can be used to work in Access Point mode.

WiFi module placement

As shown below Arietta has a placement for 6 strip pitch 2mm where it is possible to place a WiFi module. The WiFi module has a 6 pin male strip already soldered on the bottom side. On Arietta it is possible to place a female connector or to weld the WiFi module directly in case you don't need to remove the module.

On this pad are presents the USB B host port signals, the power supply line at 3.3 volt DC, and some GPIO used to manage some module function.

Pin # Signal Dir Description
7 WPS OUT WSP function. Low level activated. Wired to PC16
6 LED N.C. WiFi module activity led. Not used
5 GND Signal ground GND
4 USB B D+ USB Host B D+
3 USB B D- USB Host B D-
2 VCC 3.3V DC OUT Output from the internal regulator from 5 to 3.3 volt
1 WiFi TXEN OUT RF on/off control. Low level activated to off. Wired to PC30

When the WiFi module is mounted the USB port B signals on J4.16 (D+) and J4.18 (D-) are not usable for other purposes.

Setting the WPS and TXEN lines

To activate the WPS mode

echo 80 > /sys/class/gpio/export
echo out > /sys/class/gpio/pioC16/direction
echo 0 > /sys/class/gpio/pioC16/value

To de-activate the WPS mode

echo 1 > /sys/class/gpio/pioC16/value

To turn off the WiFI TX

echo 94 > /sys/class/gpio/export
echo out > /sys/class/gpio/pioC30/direction
echo 0 > /sys/class/gpio/pioC30/value

To turn-on the WiFi TX

echo 1 > /sys/class/gpio/pioC30/value

Kernel configuration


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