Can I get a small list of pros and cons of each of the three connection types you posted?
for some reason the computers don't recognize it as a web page even though I'm running the examples included in the arduino programming software.
Is this due to the network collisions?
What do you mean by "computers don't recognize it as a web page"? Please explain what you're doing, in as much detail as possible. Are you trying to access the Arduino with a browser? Which browser? What URL are you entering? What happens on the screen - does the browser connect? Does it get an HTTP response back? Does the HTTP response include a page? Does the page render? If not, what is in the page source?
Do you have a proxy ? Is the browser configured to use it ? If yes, try to select "direct connection to internet". Ask the company sysadmin if you need help with these details.
I mean that the computer (a mac running google chrome)doesn't recognize it as being a valid address. I load the original example with the arduino software and change the IP address that it uses to 192.168.1.187. The shield flashes like it is connected to the network but when I enter the IP address in the browser it doesn't even act like it found a server on its IP.
Thanks everyone. I have decided on ethernet. We already have a 24 port gigabit switch that we can mount in the ceiling of the center of the building. From there we can go the furthest distance the ethernet cables will go and then just use two wires from the arduino to the switch. Simple, right? I have been playing with some of the stuff at home with our apple time machine to connect the arduino to the LAN, but for some reason the computers don't recognize it as a web page even though I'm running the examples included in the arduino programming software. Is this due to the network collisions? Its using just 8' of cable right now. And one more issue, my 2nd arduino doesn't want to accept software. I select upload and the computer compiles the program and starts uploading but stops and this shows up: avrdude: stk500_getsync(): not in sync: resp=0x00Does anybody know how to fix this issue? I have re-installed the driver repeatedly but still cant get it to work.
Quote from: tuxduino on Nov 20, 2012, 02:57 pmDo you have a proxy ? Is the browser configured to use it ? If yes, try to select "direct connection to internet". Ask the company sysadmin if you need help with these details.There is no proxy around my house and our browsers work just fine although verrrrrrrrrrry slow due to the fact we live in the middle of nowhere. I am currently using an Apple Time Machine for the network switch, so no issues with LAN speed. I can't contact the sysadmin without looking like a seriously mentally ill child. Reason why? I am the sysadmin around the house. I would have to talk to myself. I already have enough issues related to aspergers and autism, the last thing I need is to be seen talking to myself.