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I am just wondering if i connect the arduino to my computer through usb/serial could i ping a domain or do i need an ethernet shield?

I am thinking of connecting the arduino to my webserver and have a led connected. the led will only light up when the domain/s are unavailable. The wife and kids have a habit of unplugging the plug that says "Do not Unplug" for other items the main culprit is the hover, hair straighteners & chargers. So im after a led connected to my computer that will shine when the server goes down or gets unplugged.
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If you want the arduino to do it all, you'll need an ethernet shield. You could however have the arduino communicate via serial with a program on your computer in your language of choice which tells the arduino whether the server is available.
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If you want the arduino to do it all, you'll need an ethernet shield. You could however have the arduino communicate via serial with a program on your computer in your language of choice which tells the arduino whether the server is available.

Thank you - had a quick search and found out that python can communicate through serial, sinced i have already worked with python grabbing information from websites this will be better now as i can put custom code on the website and send this to arduino to work with - Thank you
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