Wow, just read through this whole thread, 4 yrs later. I relate to all the obstacles as I'm too building something that requires networking. When you think you've finally got it right, something else comes up hehe. I'm curious though, how did your project turn out?? Are there any photos/videos/recordings of your show?
Best regards // Anton
How did your installation work out? I'm attempting to do something similar, it downloads information from the internet that should then trigger stuff in Pd. I'm using processing/p5 with node, but, nothing really happens in Pd. Curious to know how you solved it!