I'm designing a garage door opener that will work over the internet for a buddy. I am using a home-brew arduino that I designed to save money. At the moment I'm using the Yourduino Ethernet shield for the connection to the network. Everything is connected using jumper wires in a semi-permanent fashion. When I put everything together is does not work. Right now, Firefox times out and say that the web page is taking to long to respond.
What I have tested or confirmed.
I have the SPI lines from the MCU wired to the ISP connector (because I read that the headered pins do not connect, which I had connected first). Actually, at one point I had the headered pins and the ISP connected.
I have confirmed that every SPI pin from the ISP to the MCU (at the ATmega) is connected and not shorted, I made sure that pin10, Vcc, Gnd, and RST also checked out. I connected both the 5v and 3v3 pins and of course... the gnd on the upper left hand header.
I have verified that the code and shield work using the same shield and a uno.
I have verified that the home-brew works by running another code for the relays (another part of the project)
At one point I made sure to connect pin2 to the shield because I read that this was the "ethernet interrupt" and was unsure if that was the problem.
For what it's worth the home-brew is running a ATmega 328P-PU at 5V/16mHz.
I don't understand why this is not working!!!... What else could be the problem? I have ordered the WIZnet module, instead of the shield to use but I still don't see why this is a dud.
I'll try to gather some pictures and whatnot to help.
BTW, all the leds on the shield are lit and blinking accordingly. It just appears that the two components arn't talking.