Arduino WiFi Shield - Original

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  • On-board micro SD slot
  • FTDI-style connection for serial debugging of WiFi shield
  • Micro-USB for updating the WiFi shield firmware
  • Possibility to add new protocols directly on the shield.
  • Can be used as a standalone Wi-Fi connected microcontroller.
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Arduino WiFi Shield - Original info

The Arduino WiFi Shield allows an Arduino board to connect to the internet using the 802.11 wireless specification (WiFi). It is based on the HDG204 Wireless LAN 802.11b/g System in-Package. An ATmega32UC3 provides a network stack capable of both TCP and UDP. Use the WiFi library to write sketches which connect to the internet using the shield.

The Arduino WiFI Shield connects to an Arduino board using long wire-wrap headers which extend through the shield. This keeps the pin layout intact and allows another shield to be stacked on top. There is an onboard micro-SD card slot, which can be used to store files for serving over the network. It is compatible with the Arduino Uno and Arduino Mega.

The onboard microSD card reader is accessible through the SD Library. When working with this library, SS is on Pin 4. Arduino communicates with both the Wifi shield’s processor and SD card using the SPI bus. This is on digital pins 11, 12, and 13 on Arduino Uno and pins 50, 51, and 52 on the Arduino Mega. On both boards, pin 10 is used to select the HDG204 and pin 4 for the SD card. These pins cannot be used for general I/O. On Arduino Mega, the hardware SS pin, 53, is not used to select either the HDG204 or the SD card, but it must be kept as an output or the SPI interface won’t work. Digital pin 7 is used as a handshake pin between the Arduino WiFi Shield and the Arduino board, and should not be used.

Note that because the HDG204 and SD card share the SPI bus, only one can be active at a time. If you are using both peripherals in your program, this should be taken care of by the corresponding libraries. If you’re not using one of the peripherals in your program, however, you’ll need to explicitly deselect it. To do this with the SD card, set pin 4 as an output and write a high to it. For the HDG204, set digital pin 10 as a high output.

 

Arduino WiFi Shield - General Specifications

  • On-board micro SD slot
  • FTDI-style connection for serial debugging of WiFi shield
  • Micro-USB for updating the WiFi shield firmware
  • Possibility to add new protocols directly on the shield.
  • Can be used as a standalone Wi-Fi connected microcontroller.

 

Arduino WiFi Shield - Technical Specifications

  • Operating Voltage: 5V
  • Connection via: 802.11b/g networks
  • Encryption types: WEP and WPA2 Personal

 

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Arduino Web Site

http://arduino.cc/en/Main/ArduinoWiFiShield

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