I am completely ignorant of ethernet/WiFi/etc mumbo jumbo and I fear PaulS and others have answered this already (a million times) but just to confirm:
I have an i-Pad running an App (iNavX) that uses a wifi connection to obtain data (in this case NMEA serial-like data). I also have an instrument that is putting out NMEA data. I need to make a wireless TCP/IP connection between the instrument and the iPad. I'd like to use my recently acquired official WiFi shield and Arduino to talk to the iPad.
The iNavX software site says: "One of the most important features of the app is the ability to receive NMEA data using TCP/IP and display it as instrument data. A computer or a WiFi multiplexer running a TCP/IP server can broadcast any type of NMEA data that is connected to it. "
Is it possible to set up the official arduino WiFi shield to send data via TCP/IP? If so, are there any example programs/tutorials out there that walk the woefully ignorant through the process? Or, on thin ice here using words I don't understand, would I use the WiFi library to have the Arduino/WiFi act as a client? Or what?
Thanks for any insight! David