Naturally, an important part of Internet of Things projects is access to the Internet. The Intel® IoT Developer Kit (dev kit) contains the necessary components to connect the Intel® Galileo board to the Internet via Ethernet or Wi-Fi*.
The Galileo board has a full-height mini PCIe* slot that accepts Wi-Fi cards that use the same standard. You can use Arduino Wi-Fi shields, but the mini PCIe slot allows you to use comparably cheap Wi-Fi modules or even combined Wi-Fi/Bluetooth* modules like the Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 135 adapter, which we’ll show you how to install below.
This document describes how to connect the Intel® Galileo board to the Internet, using the dev kit micro-SD image. We assume you have completed the steps in the Getting Started Guide and have a serial connection to the Intel® Galileo board. If you haven’t set up the Intel® Galileo board with this image or do not know how to access the serial port of the Galileo from your development system, please refer to the Getting Started Guide before continuing.