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A cheap WiFi interface for Arduino

Alessandro PaganelliDecember 27th, 2012

In this tutorial, Luca shows how to add WiFi connectivity to your Arduino boards without using a WiFi shield. Instead, he has combined a standard Ethernet shield with a commercial (and quite cheap) WiFi router:

I found the TL-WR702N nano router by TP-LINK that, with a cost of about 20€ on eBay, can work also as a wireless client: in this mode the router acts like a “bridge” between the device connected to its ethernet port and a Wi-fi network.

After a simple setup, where Luca configured the router as a WiFi client, the Arduino board has become accessible from the wireless network. Enjoy! 🙂

[Via: Luca’s blog]


6 Responses to “A cheap WiFi interface for Arduino”

  1. David Wang Says:

    Hello Luca,I’m interested in your Wifi Arduino board,May I know how far its signal can cover?

    Thank you

  2. Chris Norris Says:

    Thanks for the tip. I purchased one of these and it works great – as well as Arduino it works on my RasPi. Excellent.

  3. Plumber Kent Says:

    This looks a bit like the Raspberry Pi.

    Love the idea about the WIFI part. I will buy one off amazon as they are cheap atm


  4. iarinaga Says:

    will this work with the TP-Link TL-MR3020?

  5. denisbill Says:

    Nice post. I learn something more challenging on different blogs everyday. It will always be stimulating to read content from other writers and practice a little something from their store.

  6. kroome88 Says:

    iarinaga Says:
    will this work with the TP-Link TL-MR3020?

    @ iarinaga… yes , it will work with TL-MR3020 too… have tested with my artnet…

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