How to connect to a wifi (wap) from a arduino uno using a web

Hello,

I'm fairly new to arduino's and arduino programming. I'm looking for a way to do something similar to what my new thermostat did when I programmed it (It's a honeywell wi-fi focusPRO http://goo.gl/aN9UhZ). After it powers on, you go to your available wifi networks list on your computer and one of them is the honeywell. After you connect to the honeywell wifi, it has you go to a website which i'm thinking is hosted on/from the thermostat. This will allow you to connect the thermostat to your home WAP, and have it be on the network going forward, which will allow it to get to the internet and allow you to connect to it via smartphone app. Which is ultimately my goal. So...

Has anyone come across any tutorials on how this could be done and/or have any suggestions on where to start?

Thanks in advance!

The only thing that springs to mind is the "Spark Core" which is more or less an Arduino pro micro with a CC3000 WiFi module built in to the module. You can read about it here - https://www.spark.io/ You bind to it with your Wifi network and Andriod or Ios device (PC option) and then you can control through the cloud even when your out and about by the same device. Hope it helps !

slurpee7: After you connect to the honeywell wifi, it has you go to a website which i'm thinking is hosted on/from the thermostat. This will allow you to connect the thermostat to your home WAP, and have it be on the network going forward

Do you specifically need to be able to connect to your device using WiFi to configure it, or can you connect some other way e.g. via the USB serial interface?

@wolfmanUK - thank you for the spark suggestion. Just ordered one to play with. Looks awesome!!

@PeterH - Yes, unfortunately that is the most important requirment. I think the spark might work. and if not, I found this article that talks about using an arduino yun and all the software needed to do it: http://tavendo.com/blog/post/arduino-yun-with-autobahn/

any other ideas are most welcome

I remember reading about something called a RedBack which seemed to be an Arduino clone with integral WiFi. I've never tried one and no idea on price / availability but perhaps worth a look. If you don't need an Arduino specifically then you might consider something like Electric Imp - I'm sure there are other alternatives around too.