investigation has not found a wifi sheild that has a 'good' reputation of being bug free
Here is what I working with right now. I wrote this program, and am now trying to get rid of the wired cable and the router. I dont need the arduino to act as a router, just let one device, access it.
I think the exact term for what i want to do is a peer to peer server/web browser set up, with the arduino running a wifi board and the iphone/ipad/computer/smart device/
The other thing about the approach is that it would be app free on the other end, hence the desire to continue the use of an browser.
I am thinking that what the simplest solution is to go to walmart, spend 35 bucks on a cheap wifi router, I don't need to have internet access, just local.