WiFly GSX 802.11b/g Serial Module

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m_ahlenius
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WiFly GSX 802.11b/g Serial Module

Post by m_ahlenius » Fri Jul 24, 2009 2:08 pm

Hi,

is there any reason why the "WiFly GSX 802.11b/g Serial Module - Roving Networks" could not wirelessly interface with an iPhone over the WiFi interface?

Looking to make something akin to a wireless sensor read by an iPhone custom application.

From the data sheet, it seems like this product supports:

a TCP/IP stack and includes;

DHCP, UDP, DNS, ARP, ICMP

It also a web server and Telnet support.

I have not interfaced with other devices like this before and would like to learn first, purchase later.

thanks!

'mark
thank you,

'mark

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Post by stevech » Fri Jul 24, 2009 8:58 pm

consider too the modules from ConnectOne. Really simple.

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Post by docwisdom » Thu Jan 14, 2010 5:25 pm

Any tutorials or samples on using the wifly or connectone with the iphone?

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Re: WiFly GSX 802.11b/g Serial Module

Post by maarek » Tue Apr 06, 2010 7:09 pm

Has there been updates with connecting the WiFly GSX or the Connect One Nano/Mini iWifi to the iPhone through AdHoc mode?

I am trying to decide between the two which to get in order to host an AdHoc connection between the wifi and the iPhone and be able to receive commands from the iPhone to act as a serial rs232 connection to my hardware.

Any information on or about wireless modules would be helpful. Thanks

The two I am looking at are
http://www.connectone.com/products.asp?did=73&pid=98
http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/produc ... ts_id=9333

Looks like the connect one is a more complex beast... both seem to be able to do Adhoc and UART.

Also adding
http://www.lantronix.com/device-network ... hport.html

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Re: WiFly GSX 802.11b/g Serial Module

Post by riden » Wed Apr 07, 2010 6:24 am

I don't know of any reason the iPhone couldn't connect to the WiFly GSX in AdHoc mode unless the iPhone can't get an IP address from the module. Once a client connects to the GSX, serial communication is active. I just started working with the WifFly this week and it works very well. However, my work has focused on the WiFLy being part of a wireless network established by an access point.

If you have any specific questions (not involving adhoc mode), I'll try to answer them based on my experience thus far.
Ralph

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Re: WiFly GSX 802.11b/g Serial Module

Post by stevech » Wed Apr 07, 2010 12:30 pm

WiFi ad-hoc would not use DHCP. It would have a static IP and all ad-hoc members would be in the same subnet of static addresses.

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Re: WiFly GSX 802.11b/g Serial Module

Post by riden » Wed Apr 07, 2010 1:25 pm

stevech wrote:WiFi ad-hoc would not use DHCP. It would have a static IP and all ad-hoc members would be in the same subnet of static addresses.
That makes sense. I was thinking about the statement in the documentation saying that it may take Windows several minutes to get an address. Because of that, I thought it was using DHCP.
Ralph

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