This short article is describing how to set up a new wifi stick for the BeagleBone running the Angström linux distribution.
Plug your BeagleBone, connect to it and also plug the wifi stick.
Let’s see what do you have:
root@beaglebone:~# lsusb Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0ace:1211 ZyDAS 802.11bg Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Those 2 hexa numbers are already enough information to determine which driver to use with the stick.
They are called vendor and product id.