Send byte from webpage to arduino

I need help with my project. The arduino with ethernet shield is connected to pc through ethernet cable and to a Zigbee.

what i've done so far is getting the zigbee send a byte to arduino and the arduino displays it on a webpage.

Now, I want to do the other way back. as in, send a byte from webpage to the arduino to send it to the zigbee. for example, a user enters the webpage and sets a new set point for the temprature sensor. I want to send this new setpoint to arduino.

(Note: the user is connected to the local network wirelessly) i.e: have no access to the pc or the arduino IDE or anything except the webpage.

Is there a way to do this easily?


Basic server code that serves up a web page with a submit text box for turning an arduino pin on/off.

//zoomkat 12-08-12
//get submit box code
//for use with IDE 1.0
//open serial monitor to see what the arduino receives
//use the \ slash to escape the " in the html or use a '
//address will look like when submited
//for use with W5100 based ethernet shields
//note that the below bug fix may be required

#include <SPI.h>
#include <Ethernet.h>

byte mac[] = { 0xDE, 0xAD, 0xBE, 0xEF, 0xFE, 0xED }; //physical mac address
byte ip[] = { 192, 168, 1, 102 }; // ip in lan
byte gateway[] = { 192, 168, 1, 1 }; // internet access via router
byte subnet[] = { 255, 255, 255, 0 }; //subnet mask
EthernetServer server(84);; //server port

String readString; 


void setup(){

  pinMode(5, OUTPUT); //pin selected to control
  //start Ethernet
  Ethernet.begin(mac, ip, gateway, gateway, subnet);

  //enable serial data print 
  Serial.println("server text box test1"); // so I can keep track of what is loaded

void loop(){
  // Create a client connection
  EthernetClient client = server.available();
  if (client) {
    while (client.connected()) {
      if (client.available()) {
        char c =;

        //read char by char HTTP request
        if (readString.length() < 100) {

          //store characters to string 
          readString += c; 

        //if HTTP request has ended
        if (c == '\n') {

          Serial.println(readString); //see what was captured

          //now output HTML data header

          client.println("HTTP/1.1 200 OK");
          client.println("Content-Type: text/html");

          client.println("<TITLE>Arduino GET test page</TITLE>");

          client.println("<H1>HTML form GET example</H1>");

          client.println("<FORM ACTION='/' method=get >"); //uses IP/port of web page

          client.println("Pin 5 'on5' or 'off5': <INPUT TYPE=TEXT NAME='LED' VALUE='' SIZE='25' MAXLENGTH='50'>

          client.println("<INPUT TYPE=SUBMIT NAME='submit' VALUE='Change Pin 5!'>");




          //stopping client

          if(readString.indexOf("on5") >0)//checks for on
            digitalWrite(5, HIGH);    // set pin 5 high
            Serial.println("Led On");
          if(readString.indexOf("off5") >0)//checks for off
            digitalWrite(5, LOW);    // set pin 5 low
            Serial.println("Led Off");
          //clearing string for next read


thankyou for the reply but this code is not working. The arduino page (with ip address of arduino) wouldn't load.

Then, i dont want the byte/string to control an output bit. I want to recieve a byte to forward it as it is to a zigbee.

Did you change this to port 80?

EthernetServer server(84);; //server port

If not you must access it by

Are you sure your network settings in the Arduino are correct?

i dont want the byte/string to control an output bit. I want to recieve a byte to forward it as it is to a zigbee.

Then you need to remove the code that controls the output pin, and replace it with code that sends a message via zigbee. Do you know how to send a message via zigbee? If not, put this project aside until you have learned how to do that.