Recently I bought a B006RATC2E wireless shield for my Arduino One, but didn't notice that I had to buy a wifi module as well to let it work (bad surprise as the shield already cost me $30 + travel expenses to CR). Could someone be so kind to suggest me some compatible wifi modules for the shield?

I'm kind of newbie in this and when I search specs for Adafruit and XBee modules, the documentation is not explicit about the compatibility with Arduino shields, so I'm stuck.

I don't want to buy components that would't work together (my budget is limited). Is XBee XB24 a good module for the shield? Any other alternative?

Thanks in advance for any help!

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Wireless doesn't necessarily mean it's WiFi. You should get an XBee module that explicitly states that it's a WiFi module.

For a cheaper alternative you can check ESP8266 WiFi modules, which you can get for $5.

  • That definitely helped me, along with this tutorial: cse.dmu.ac.uk/~sexton/ESP8266, thanks gre_gor! And the best, I don't need a wireless shield to get WiFi
    – JMFS
    Apr 24, 2015 at 21:07

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