I recently bought an Arduino Uno WiFi Developer Edition from here. Although all the other functionality appears to work (I’m able to upload/run programs, read sensors I plug in, etc.), I am not able to connect the Arduino to the internet. The Arduino has a built in ESP8266 chip which is compatible with the WiFi Link library, however, running ScanNetworks in the Arduino mac IDE (File > Examples > WiFi Link > ScanNetworks) doesn't work, nor does it print any errors. Other example files in that library don't work either. The CheckWiFiLinkFirmwareVersion program in the same library will print the welcome message "WiFi Link firmware check." but nothing after that.
I have tried every other WiFi library I could find in the library manager window (Sketch > Include Library > Manage Libraries), namely
- Arduino Uno WiFi Dev Ed Library
However, none of them work. Is the Arduino's WiFi chip defective, or am I doing something wrong? One reviews on the website that I bought the Arduino from said this (see lenny):
Arduino.org (which is different from arduino.cc) has not made software available to access the WiFi capabilities of this board. As far as I can tell, the wifi cannot be used. They keep saying that the software is coming soon.
In summary, is the Arduino Uno WiFi Developer Edition known to be defective? If not, what am I doing wrong? If it is, could I potentially get a WiFi shield and use that instead of the built in chip? I have other shields for the Arduino (e.g. an SD card shield) that are working fine.