Putting data on the Internet

Hello,

I am hoping someone could help me. I am starting a project which will require me to send a bunch of data to a server say, once every 30 minutes. Is using a wifi shield the best (only?) way to do this?

I am looking for any possible alternatives, because I am hoping to keep the overall size of the unit as small as I can, and the wifi shield is relatively large. Well, larger than I would like my unit to be, if you get me.

Thanks in advance for any possible alternatives! There may be some out there, but I am pretty new to all of this, and just haven't seen them.

Thanks again.

Seán

Ethernet shield and Pachube?

Is using a wifi shield the best (only?) way to do this?

No, there are other options, but as we don't know the goal of the project or the environment it has to run in it is hard to give alternatives.

E.g. why wireless? What is the rationale behind that?

so please tell more.

Hello,

Thanks for the replies!

I have discussed it with my project supervisor, and yea, it seems wifi is how it will be going.

I kinda figured that would be the case, but was just interested in exploring other options.

Thanks again.

Seán