microcontroller connected to WLAN network

Discussion in 'Embedded Systems and Microcontrollers' started by Out the Window, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. Out the Window

    Thread Starter New Member

    Feb 27, 2011
    Hi all,

    For my uni project I am required to find a way to successfully connect a S12 microcontroller to a WLAN network. The project requirements state that I have two possibilities of doing it, either I implement the IEEE 802.11 protocol, or I connect S12 to a circuit that implements that protocol. For this connection, I can use any of S12's interfaces (SPI, UART, USB, CAN).

    Because I'm a complete beginner in this field, I'm not sure what these two options involve, but my common sense tells me that it would be better to find a circuit that does the implementation of that protocol and use it.

    I also have to use a display to show the 'successfully connected' status somehow.

    I don't know where to start or how to approach this project exactly, any hints or explanations will be highly appreciated. I will do the necessary digging in documentations, but right now I'm pretty stuck without knowing what would the steps of implementation of this project are.

    Thank you for your time