Esp8266-01 as wifi shield


Hi all
I want to connect my arduino mini pro to Cayenne via esp8266-01 for some IoT project
is it possible to use esp8266-01 as a WiFi shield to connect to Cayenne?


Hello Sir,
I am not sure if this is possible, but here is your must read post: Esp8266

Also @kreggly is the person that can answer best to your question.

Thank you.


Hi @lionlebron996, welcome to the Cayenne Community.

You’ll be interested in this post as well, which has some example code for using the ESP8266 as a wifi shield for an Arduino.

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Bumping this old thread to share that we’ve just provided support in our MQTT Arduino library for using ESP8266 as a shield :slight_smile: We’ve done basic testing and works well. Give it a try for your project and let us know how it works out for you !

Here is the updated library on our github:

and the code can be found here: