How do I reset an ESP8266 with an FTDI and no reset button? I assume that it has something to do with the reset pin on the ESP8266, but I cannot find a step-by-step usage of the pin online.

  • There is both a "reset" and a "program" pin on the ESP8266. You need both to reprogram it.
    – Gerben
    Jun 30, 2016 at 15:46
  • But how specifically do I reset it?
    – pulsar100
    Jun 30, 2016 at 16:17
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    there are lots of different esp8266 boards, and several kinds of modules. Which one in particular?
    – JayEye
    Jul 1, 2016 at 4:06
  • also, are you asking how to do it under program control?
    – JayEye
    Jul 1, 2016 at 4:06
  • sparkfun.com/products/13678
    – pulsar100
    Jul 1, 2016 at 15:31

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Pull the reset pin up by connecting it to 3.3v with a 10k ohm resistor, then to reset the ESP you temporarily ground the pin, bringing it down to 0v/GND. I'd recommend putting in a button for that :)

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