Arduino WiFi shield alternatives ?

asked 2014-09-08 07:42:47 -0700

AllJoyner gravatar image

updated 2014-09-16 13:39:34 -0700

Nikhil Dabhade gravatar image

Hey everyone, I have been using Ethernet shield with AllJoyns so far because I know that Arduino WiFi shield does not support UDP. But recently in a local store I saw these two different WiFi shields and I was wondering if they would work:

  1. RN 171

  2. CC 3000

If you know any other solution to connect AJTC app wirelessly to the router please let me know.

Also, would it be better to run AJTC on a BeagleBone Black instead of Arduino and is there any instructions on how do it?

Regards, AllJoyner

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answered 2014-09-08 14:15:18 -0700

Nikhil Dabhade gravatar image

Hi AllJoyner,

Unfortunately, none of the two that you mentioned have been tested. There could most probably will be a porting effort needed for them. It sounds like a good project to me if someone wants to contribute back :)

There are no instructions for BeagleBone Black since that has not been supported yet. If the support were in place then I could have commented on how easy or difficult that would be.

I know it is not helping your case but that is the current situation. I can update this thread when there is some support in place for the Arduino


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Thanks @Nikhil Dabhade! Just to clarify, as of now there is no way to achieve wireless communication using Arduino or any other microcontroller, right?

AllJoyner ( 2014-09-09 08:08:43 -0700 )edit

PS.: Could you please take a look at my previous thread, I asked you some questions in the comments section. I have been waiting for the reply for a while and I dont wanna create a new thread and ask the same questions again. Thank you!!

AllJoyner ( 2014-09-09 08:09:35 -0700 )edit

answered 2014-09-11 01:11:47 -0700

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Hi AllJoyner I think the RN171 and the CC3000 maybe both can work. You need to modify the code in aj_net.c. And We know that Arduino Yun can connect AJTC app wirelessly to the router. Our team build a board with Atmel SAM3X8E and cc3000 like Arduino due, It works well with alljoyn. My parter's email is lxtech2013@gmail.com . He knows more.

Regards, Lian

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This is great news ! Have you thought about contributing back the changes. It would greatly benefit the community.

Nikhil Dabhade ( 2014-09-11 11:47:12 -0700 )edit

Thanks @0502lian! I have done some research on Arduino Yun and I see that it has a wifi module built on board, so I am assuming the AJTC app running on it should connect to the router without any problems?! Before I buy it, did you have to do any extra work to connect it wirelessly to the router?

AllJoyner ( 2014-09-16 08:14:12 -0700 )edit

answered 2014-09-18 02:27:11 -0700

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updated 2014-09-18 02:44:51 -0700

Hi, alljoyer: I have dug into the alljoyn combine with arduino in the past few weeks. You can correct me if I'm wrong. Arduino yun is based on linno, an openwrt distribution which has a build-in AJSC. I don't think it's the best choice you connect the yun to a router, because the yun already acts as a router. You can connect some low-power wifi nodes integrated with AJTC capabilities to an arduino yun instead.

Good luck! William

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Hey @William_Triton , you are right about Openwrt but wouldn't we still be able to use it for both purposes (it could act as a router or ajtc node) ?! However, can you tell me what your setup looks like, were you able to connect your arduino app to the router wirelessly and how? Thank you for help!

AllJoyner ( 2014-09-19 12:32:43 -0700 )edit
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