Saturday, June 04, 2011

EthernetDHCP for Arduino

I have often expressed my sadness about the cheap Ethernet shields for Arduino not having working DHCP.

Well, it appears there is now an EthernetDHCP Library for the Wiznet-based shield and apparently it actually works.

But the Wiznet-based shield is still $40. On the horizon, for $46, is the new Microchip-based chipKIT Max32 Arduino-Compatible that has Ethernet on board - but the PHY/magnetics might require a shield that is not yet released.

Some day we will have an easy-to-program microcontroller for an affordable price that can do DHCP!

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