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Wi-Fi Shield for Netduino Plus 2

Netduino Plus 2 Wi-Fi

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#1 shiv.kumar


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Posted 26 January 2016 - 03:56 PM

I think it would be beneficial for those of us who have the Netduino Plus 2 to be able to have a tried and tested Wi-Fi shield that plugs into the Ethernet socket on the board (if that's even possible). Nonetheless, a tried and tested Wi-Fi shield would be a great product.


I'm not sure if there is a tried and tested Wi-Fi solution but I do like the TLS and SSL support built into the CC3100. Has anyone tried using the CC3100 with the Netduino Plus 2?

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Posted 27 January 2016 - 01:25 PM

Wouldn't that just be called a wireless router ?


A WiFi shield without the mod you are suggesting costs 78 in the UK but I can get a router for less than 20.


Sorry, but given the price of routers I can't see the point of this solution.




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Posted 28 January 2016 - 11:19 PM

@Nevyn, did you read the part about TLS and SSL support? Also in the US a shield would cost $25-$30 and the advantage is that it is conveniently mounted along with the ND making the "gadget":

1. More self sufficient.

2. Easily deployable in the field and/or transportable

3. Driven by a battery pack (or less power nonetheless)

4. No Ethernet cable required

5. The router or network cable is not always conveniently located or accessible to the ND on the home or office


if TLS/SSL were not a requirement maybe we could have a solution that uses one of the $5 USB dongles 

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Posted 29 January 2016 - 07:04 AM

Now here's a giggle. The majority of wireless enabled routers contain a pair of serial ports. And they support Open-WRT or DD-WRT. However if your selected router application needs a custom image, then that will require either a Linux box or VM running Linux to make it. 


The idea is to connect the Netduino to it either via its serial port to the router, or via Ethernet, if you don't want to use low level communications.



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