Intel® Galileo : Share Laptop/PC WiFi to Galileo Over LAN

You don't have WiFi module for your Galileo and want your Galileo to be on Internet?...Don't worry...You can share your PC's Internet connection to your Galileo using LAN/Ethernet and get your Galileo online on Internet.

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Step 1: Step 1 : Enable Internet Sharing on Your Laptop

Pre-requisites ::

  • Windows OS with PUTTY
  • Your PC/Laptop connected to internet over Wi-Fi
  • Connected to Intel Galileo over PUTTY

Now, Click your Wi-Fi internet connection (in your task bar)

Step 2:

Click on 'Change adapter Settings'

Step 3:

Right click on your Wireless Network Connection and click on 'Properties'

Step 4:

Go to the 'Sharing' tab and check the option 'Allow other network users to connect through this computer's internet connection'

Step 5:

In the prompt, click 'Yes'

Step 6: Change IP of Galileo Through PUTTY

SSH to your Galileo board and type

ifconfig <HostName> down

and press enter

Step 7:

now type

ifconfig <HostName> <ipAddress>

remember to make sure that the IP address comes in the same series as that of your laptop. For e.g, if you laptop's IP is then use IP of 192.169.27.XX (XX should not be 33).

That's IT!!! Now, your laptops WiFi Internet is shared and your Galileo is on Internet!!!

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