I’d already spent a load of time learning PHP and HTML in order to build my own website. Which is almost certainly why the WiFly appealed to me, as I already knew how to deal with the data it would send out. I built a quick webpage that would be the destination the WiFly would try to reach. This PHP file would separate out the different parts of the string the WiFly posts in it’s GET request, and insert them into my mySQL database.
I’ve had the WiFly up and running for a few days now. It connects to my WiFi network once every five minutes and requests my special page. That PHP page then parses out the sensor readings from the GET request and inserts them into a mySQL database.
I’ll post details of how to get the WiFly up and running very soon, as I’ve had quite a few people asking for details.