Hello I just recently bought an arduino ethernet shield. But I can't get it to work.
Now because of the stupidity of the makers of the wireless router we are using, it will refuse any ip address that it did not address. Making the use of static ip address, useless. Believe me I tried, took me a long while to figure that out. I don't have access to the router password, so setting a static ip address via router side is out. And no one knows the password and default does not work.
So a dynamic dhcp obtained address is a must.
Now because of the location of the arduino and the router, I need it to be connected to one of my computers to get its internet from. I have an ubuntu 11.10 laptop, windows xp, and ubuntu 12.04 with no gui on it.
Both the board and shield are v3, and it does use wiztech. PS, my parents will not get a different router, their new 'wireless b' router they got from time warner works just fine.