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Ethernet Shield

Created Fri, 27 Sep 2013 03:58:53 +0000 by shahrul


Fri, 27 Sep 2013 03:58:53 +0000

Hi, I don't have much knowledge in ethernet. I want to test ethernet shield that use Wiznet W5100. I want to know

  1. What ethernet cable I need to use to connect directly to laptop, straight cable or cross cable?
  2. Is that ethernet library in MPIDE can support the chip? How about the chip ENC28J60?

Thanks, I will tell the finding after I test it and maybe ask the further question.


Fri, 27 Sep 2013 09:58:37 +0000

You would need a crossover cable unless your laptop has a nice ethernet card that can handle auto-polarity detection (unlikely).

For the ENC28J60 chip there is my (quite memory hungry) network library: [url][/url]

I am not sure what is available for the Wiznet chips.


Sun, 01 Dec 2013 14:21:15 +0000

Can you connect el W5100 to the chipkit directly? do you have some care with the 3,3 vs 5V ? thanks