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Title: Info about the WiFi?
Post by: er_like_no_other on Aug 20, 2013, 05:18 pm
Hello everybody,
I'd like to know something more about the WiFi that will be available because for a project of mine i need to use a WiFi shield..
is it like most of public WiFis that need username and password? do you think that i will have some problem with the WiFi shield?
thanks ;)
Title: Re: Info about the WiFi?
Post by: cmiyc on Sep 12, 2013, 04:05 am
Most public WiFi use a HTML/HTTP based login.  That might be difficult to code.

If the public WiFi is using WEP or WPA, then it should be straightforward to make it work.
Title: Re: Info about the WiFi?
Post by: er_like_no_other on Sep 12, 2013, 03:25 pm

Most public WiFi use a HTML/HTTP based login.  That might be difficult to code.

i've never tried to connect to my wifi shield to a net like that, that's why i wanted to know more about it...


If the public WiFi is using WEP or WPA, then it should be straightforward to make it work.

yes i've no problem with WEP or WPA
Title: Re: Info about the WiFi?
Post by: cmiyc on Sep 12, 2013, 03:51 pm


Most public WiFi use a HTML/HTTP based login.  That might be difficult to code.

i've never tried to connect to my wifi shield to a net like that, that's why i wanted to know more about it...

The WiFi shield is irrelevant.  It doesn't have magic code that understands all the different ways someone could write an HTML login page.  That's going to be up to you.
Title: Re: Info about the WiFi?
Post by: Guiab on Nov 30, 2013, 03:34 am
The Arduino WiFi Shield connects your Arduino to the internet wirelessly. Connect it to your wireless network by following a few simple instructions to start controlling your world through the internet.[1] As always with Arduino, every element of the platform - hardware, software and documentation - is freely available and open-source. This means you can learn exactly how it's made and use its design as the starting point for your own circuits. ??Requires and Arduino board (not included) ??Operating voltage 5V (supplied from the Arduino Board) ??Connection via: 802.11b/g networks ??Encryption types: WEP and WPA2 Persoanl ??Connection with Arduino on SPI port ??on-board micro SD slot ??ICSP headers ??FTDI connection for serial debugging of WiFi shield ??Mini-USB for updating WiFi shield firmware.