Sending commands wirelessly to Arduino

I am new to Arduinos and I am trying to be able to send commands wirelessly. I saw the Arduino Wifi Shield 101 and thought this might work well, but can't find anything that specifically says that you can send commands through this shield. If this will work please let me know, otherwise if you have another suggestion of something that might work better, that would be greatly appreciated.

  • What do you want to send the commands from?
  • Over what distance do you want to send the commands?
  • Give us an example of the sort of command you want to send?
  • How often do you want to send the commands?

Bluetooth would be a great deal simpler and cheaper than WiFi.

If you are sending commands from one Arduino to another the cheap nRF24L01+ 2.4GHz transceivers are another option.

An Arduino can also interpret the signals from a TV remote control