Mesh Network Architecture:
The nodes are Arduinos (not sure which Arduinos yet), with Xbee transmitters. Each node will have a sensor.
To start with, I am using PH sensors. The coordinator will be an Arduino Mega, with an Xbee receiver. The
coordinator needs to send the sensor data via the company Wifi system to the internet.
UNKNOWN: The Best way to transmit the sensor data from the coordinator to the WiFi system
Two possibilities that I know of:
The Arduino Mega could have a Wifi shield. It would also have to have a Xbee shield. I do not know
if I can have both shields on the Mega. And if I can, will there be interference between the Xbee and Wifi ?
I can have another Arduino connected to the coordinator. The coordinator would have the Xbee shield, to receive
the node data. The second Arduino would have the Wifi shield. I do not know how I would connect the two Arduinos.
I know there is a USB and serial port. Would either of these work to transfer the data from the coordinator to the