And What About the W5200?
Googling around to check basic compatibility between the w5500 and the w5100 I’m familiar with I came across this shield which uses the w5200 and this blog post which describes the differences between the w5100 and w5200. The big thing to note is that the w5200 has a burst mode for data transmission that will get me the speed improvement I want. Also, this shield from elecrow just looks better than the w5500 one.
Thw W5500 may be the new hotness but I think my next acquisition will be based on the w5200.
- The elecrow one is $19.90 http://www.elecrow.com/w5200-ethernet-shield-p-367.html
- The Seeed Studio shield has been updated and is $29.00 http://www.seeedstudio.com/depot/W5200-Ethernet-Shield-p-1577.html
- DFRobot has one for $ 29 http://www.dfrobot.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=1028
- Radio Shack offers the updates Seeed Studio shield for $32 http://www.radioshack.com/seeed-ethernet-shield/2760380.html#q=shield&start=1
If I were in the US I’d probably spring for the Seeed shield from Radio Shack just for the quick access and confidence it would work.