In September Arduino announced the exciting news that they have been developing an official WiFi shield. Now is a better time than ever since last year AsyncLabs announced that it would be shutting its doors and since the Sparkfun WiFly library is experimental and appears to have many bugs and incompatibilities with Arduino 1.0 (seems like there are a few versions of the library floating around, but digging through forums yields that they all seem to have bugs and instabilities).
I wanted to ask you (Arduino & community) if any information about release or implementation details has or can be made public, about the new WiFi shield that Arduino will be releasing. I understand these things take time to develop but as I am working on an upcoming Arduino book, any information would be useful so I can prepare accordingly.
Will the networking implementation look like the standard Ethernert library, with additional wireless network configuration? Has there been a projected release date? This would greatly help us plan and make sure the section on WiFi is accurate and up-to-date for the community.
All the best,
Link to Arduino WiFi shield announcing in September, 2011 http://arduino.cc/blog/2011/09/17/arduino-launches-new-products-in-maker-faire/