Arduino Garage Door Opener with Adafruit WiFi Shield?

I was hoping to be able to start my WiFi Garage door opener, but I then realized (Well Adafruit told me ( that their WiFi shield doesn't accept incoming connections :(. They did, however, say that I could use it to set up a UDP server and then send a UDP packet from my phone. Only problem is, I don't know what a UDP server is, or what UDP stands for, as I am extremely new to electronics. My question is, how would I go about doing something like this? Should I just scrap the Adafruit route or is it still relatively simple to do it this way. I am open to all ideas and I don't mind buying another WiFi chip if need be.

Have you googled it? Lots of great info out there regarding setting up an Arduino UDP server and how to use it. Look around a bit and i'll bet you can find someone who has already done this exact project and you can get everything you need from them. The arduino forums are very helpful with this sort of thing.
jeffrey_stjean (author)  mpilchfamily4 years ago
Thank you so much! I kept searching for "Adafruit cc3000 set up UDP server" and wasn't getting any good tutorials. I hadn't thought to just look up "How to set up UDP server"