These wifi modules are so expensive!
I saw a wifi usb dongle on ebay for $5
so i didn't think that the module for the arduino would be really expensive.
QuoteThese wifi modules are so expensive!But, they come ready to use.QuoteI saw a wifi usb dongle on ebay for $5Do yourself a favor. Just tear the $5 up and throw the pieces away. You'll be money ahead.Quoteso i didn't think that the module for the arduino would be really expensive.That's like saying LEDs are so cheap. Why does an Arduino that only uses 3 of them cost so much. The wifi chip is a small part of the hardware required.Those USB dongles expect the PC to do 99% of the work. The WiFi shields do not expect the Arduino to do 99% of the work.You can use a USB wifi dongle with a USB Host shield (oops, they cost money) and more programming than I suspect you are capable of. Don't expect it to be fast, though. Doing things in software that hardware should perform is almost always slower.
Why are you bent up on me thinking they were cheaper than what they are?