CC3000 Email-On-Event With PushingBox - Cannot Connect To WiFi


I’m trying to setup a simple ‘send email on event’ using the PushingBox API and an Arduino UNO + CC3000 WiFi shield and while everything appears to be okay, I can’t establish a connection using the sketch PushingBox provides. When run, the Serial Monitor windows displays:

"Attempting to connect to WPA network…
Couldn’t get a wifi connection"

That’s as far as I get. I know the boards work because I successfully tested the setup using the Temboo API (I prefer PushingBox.)

As an aside the router is an N600 with WPA2-PSK AES security

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

The sketch was copied from GitHub

// General code from for Arduino WiFI shield (official) v1.0

#include <WiFi.h>

char wifissid[] = "mySSID";   //  your network SSID (name)
char wifipass[] = "myPASSWORD";    // your WPA network password

char DEVID1[] = "myPushingBoxID";        //Scenario : "The mailbox is open"

//Numeric Pin where you connect your switch
uint8_t pinDevid1 = 3; // Example : the mailbox switch is connect to the Pin 3

// Debug mode
boolean DEBUG = true;
 //   End    //

char serverName[] = "";
boolean pinDevid1State = false;                // Save the last state of the Pin for DEVID1
boolean lastConnected = false;  
int status = WL_IDLE_STATUS;     // the Wifi radio's status

WiFiClient client;

void setup() {
  // initialize serial:
  pinMode(pinDevid1, INPUT);
  // attempt to connect using WPA2 encryption:
  Serial.println("Attempting to connect to WPA network...");
  status = WiFi.begin(wifissid, wifipass);
  // if you're not connected, stop here:
  if ( status != WL_CONNECTED) {
    Serial.println("Couldn't get a wifi connection");
  // if you are connected, print out info about the connection:
  else {
    Serial.println("Connected to network");
void loop() {
   // Listening for the pinDevid1 state
  if (digitalRead(pinDevid1) == HIGH && pinDevid1State == false) // switch on pinDevid1 is ON
    if(DEBUG){Serial.println("pinDevid1 is HIGH");}
    pinDevid1State = true;
    //Sending request to PushingBox when the pin is HIGHT
   if (digitalRead(pinDevid1) == LOW && pinDevid1State == true) // switch on pinDevid1 is OFF
    if(DEBUG){Serial.println("pinDevid1 is LOW");}
    pinDevid1State = false;
    //Sending request to PushingBox when the pin is LOW
    //sendToPushingBox(DEVID1);    //Here you can run an other scenario by creating a DEVID2 variable
  //DEBUG part
  // this write the respons from PushingBox Server.
  // You should see a "200 OK"
  if (client.available()) {
    char c =;
  // if there's no net connection, but there was one last time
  // through the loop, then stop the client:
  if (!client.connected() && lastConnected) {
  lastConnected = client.connected();

//Function for sending the request to PushingBox
void sendToPushingBox(char devid[]){
  client.stop(); if(DEBUG){Serial.println("connecting...");}
  if(client.connect(serverName, 80)) { 
    if(DEBUG){Serial.println("sendind request");}
    client.print("GET /pushingbox?devid=");
    client.println(" HTTP/1.1");
    client.print("Host: ");
    client.println("User-Agent: Arduino");
  else { 
    if(DEBUG){Serial.println("connection failed");} 

If I remember correctly, On the CC3000 shield, pin D3 is used to get Interruptions from the shield and pin D4 is used as the chip select for the SD card - so you can't use that pin D3 as an output for pinDevid1 (which could be better declared as const).

Also You might want to ensure the SD card does not come bug your SPI bus, so set pin 4 as an output and write a HIGH to it in your setup() before doing anything with the wifi board