A Look at the Ben NanoNote

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The Ben NanoNote provides a command line you can fit in your pocket. It's lighter than most smartphones, it costs around $100, and it's based on free and open-source software and hardware.

Daniel Bartholomew works for Monty Program montyprogram.com as a technical writer and system administrator. He lives with his wife and children in North Carolina and often can be found hanging out on #maria and #linuxjournal on Freenode IRC.

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WiFi data rate on Ben NanoNode and SDW823

Jorg Conradt's picture

Hi everyone!

For a research project I am considering a Ben NanoNode with WiFi; but I need "reasonable" data rates. The official web pages (http://en.qi-hardware.com/wiki/Wi-Fi_in_Nanonote) state super high rates, so I have trouble believing that:

* Throughput
TCP Tx 15.3Mbps
TCP Rx 19.2Mbps
UDP Tx 12.6Mbps
UDP Rx 14.9Mbps

Can anyone confirm these rates or has anyone other experiences? What is a typical data rate on Spectec SDW823 + Ben NanoNode?

Thanks for any comments!!

Jorg

Wi-Fi should be possible with a MicroSD card

Søren Lund's picture

According to the wiki[1] it is possible to get Wi-Fi on the Nanonote. You need a Spectec SDW-823 MicroSD card[2], that costs around $90 and seems to be a little difficult to find.

[1] http://en.qi-hardware.com/wiki/Ben_NanoNote_Wi-Fi
[2] http://www.spectec.com.tw/sdw-823.html

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