What are the best ways to connect an Arduino or a microcontroller (PIC...) to Internet/Web. I would like to be able to send and recieve information from the Arduino/PIC to the Web and vice-verse even if there is no WiFi around. Maybe connecting to my phone using Bluetooth and using it's internet data (3G) is a good idea? What I am trying to achieve is Google Search and response from the results using Arduino, everywhere. (Carrying my phone with the 3G around is not a problem since I don't think it's a good idea to connect to the radio cells around and probably illegally get information from the internet? Any suggestions will be helpful.


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  • \$\begingroup\$ Have you tried to google something like "arduino wifi module"? \$\endgroup\$ – Eugene Sh. Feb 15 '18 at 20:09

There are GSM shields for the Arduino, yes. But as far as using it as a hotspot for your phone, most likely not. I doubt you can connect your phone to the internet via the GSM shield because you'd essentially be stealing data from a network provider.

However, some of these shields have a SIM card slot so you can place your SIM card inside the device to connect to a network and you can essentially allow it to have the same functionality as your phone and you could make a hotspot that way. For instance, you can send text messages with the shield or you can connect to the internet with the shield.


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