arduino Uno WiFi r3 http client

I hope that someone can help as I have been trying to get this going for 3 days now. I have the board working as a Webster version without issue but I cannot seem to send a simple GET Http request from this board. All examples I follow do not seem to work with timeout issues. The WiFi is on, I can access the board through a browser and can run a Webster version sketch on it,

can anyone point me to a library that would allow me to do this. I have focused my research on ESP8266 as this is the on board wifi chip. many times the response comes back with 'No WiFi shield '

Webster = Webserver :slight_smile:

is it this board or this?