USB to WIFI Help

Discussion in 'Embedded Systems and Microcontrollers' started by Jrockcapri78, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. Jrockcapri78

    Thread Starter New Member

    Nov 9, 2007
    i'm trying to design a web based sprinkler controled system. the board i have has a usb port. Is there something that i could get that would plug in to USB port to make it wifi? With most of the protcols and programimg already done. thanks
  2. beenthere

    Retired Moderator

    Apr 20, 2004
    Googling "wifi usb dongle" returns 679,000 hits. 'Fraid you may be stuck with the programming.
  3. John Luciani

    AAC Fanatic!

    Apr 3, 2007
    Do you need WIFI or just wireless? An easy way to get wireless with the protocol
    done is to use something like a MaxStream XBee which integrates a microcontroller
    and 2.4GHz radio. The XBee firmware implements the Zigbee protocol. To
    connect to an XBee you use a transmit and receive wire (RS232). You can get
    a USB to RS232 converter from FTDI. The XBee also has A/D plus DIO lines.
    Check out the O'Reilly book "Making Things Talk".

    I have developed a PCB that combines a USB + XBee radio. I also have some uC boards with XBee radios. Check out for more information.

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