I swapped out the CC3000 for an ESP8266 only to have it crater on me. Before I buy another one, let me ask this - what is the best option for hardware?
I am using a RedBoard with a wifi shield. I chose this route because I need the hardware to keep running even if it loses contact with my phone for an extended period of time. So a setup that simply responds to the phone app won't cut it.
First option - let's assume I keep the RedBoard. What is the best wifi option?
Second option - if we ditch the RedBoard, is there a better option than the above?