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Wifi101 firmware Update Fails-Programmer not responding
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Re: Wifi101 firmware Update Fails-Programmer not responding

by mikeysklar on Wed Mar 31, 2021 10:41 am

The last compile error you posted was due to an older version of the ZeroDMA library. Make sure you are running at least v1.0.8.

https://github.com/adafruit/Adafruit_ZeroDMA

I think your next steps are:

1) Start with a fresh Arduino install (move the old folder out of the way) making sure all the libraries are github up to date.

2) Try CircuitPython if you are still encountering build errors.

3) Switch to a more integrated WiFi such as the Metro ESP32-S2.

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Re: Wifi101 firmware Update Fails-Programmer not responding

by moreglia on Wed May 05, 2021 3:58 pm

I had a terrible time updating fw to 19.6.1 on the WINC1500 type B on an adafruit WINC1500 shield. The solution was to load the WiFi101 firmware updater code to a Mega2650 _using an older version (1.8.8) of the IDE___. You also have to trick it to upload the new fw by relabelling the update file to m2m_aio_2b0.bin in folder arduino\tools\WiFi101\tool=firmwares\WINC1500\19.4.4

Then the WiFi101 / WiFiNINA Firmware/Certificates Updater tool runs just fine.

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Re: Wifi101 firmware Update Fails-Programmer not responding

by mikeysklar on Thu May 06, 2021 12:36 pm

@moreglia,

Thank you for the tips. We have had a few threads regarding the difficulty of updating the WINC1500 to the current release. This is really helpful.

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