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.
This Wing does not support active Power-over-Ethernet (PoE), but you
can easily hook up a passive PoE configuration with a passive
injector, a 5V power adapter, and a 2.1mm to MicroUSB cable.
Each order comes with one assembled and tested FeatherWing, plus some
header. You will need to solder in the header yourself but its a quick
Product Dimensions: 59.2mm x 22.8mm x 17.5mm / 2.3" x 0.9" x 0.7"
Product Weight: 10.0g / 0.4oz…more