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mooksmd

I have a new MKR WiFi board that I cannot get to connect to my Wifi.
Using IDE 1.8.8
Firmware checker = version 1.2.1
WiFiNINA library version = 1.3.0

When I run the firmware version checker it states the version is 1.2.1 but then
states latest version available 1.2.0 does not match module , may get errors etc.

So, it seems to me I have the latest version of the firmware and the WiFiNINA library, but despite this, cannot connect to my Wifi and scannetworks() yields zero networks found.
I do not understand why the firmware version checker is telling me that the firmware is not compatible with the board.
Thanks
Mike

pert

I would ignore that warning. They simply haven't released a new version of the WiFiNINA library since the new firmware version 1.2.1 came out. You can see that they have updated the version in the library since the last release:
https://github.com/arduino-libraries/WiFiNINA/commit/7798c812c4c8fe070247b382fc1b80c66234eaa3

mooksmd

Thanks for the reply. Then I take it that the reason I am not getting any result from ScanNetworks() is not due to firmware/library version mismatch?
Thanks
Mike

pert

I don't think there is any relation between that warning and the lack of networks found by ScanNetworks.

Note that the MKR WiFi 1010 can only connect to your WiFi router on the 2.4 GHz band. If the router is set to only use 5 GHz, it will not be seen by the MKR WiFi 1010.

mooksmd

Thanks for the reply. I checked the router settings.... 2.4 ghz is active.
I cannot figure out why I can't see the network when I have the correct firmware and Library.
As far as I know there are no user input parameters for scannetworks() , am I correct?
tnx
Mike

pert

You are correct. You just upload the sketch to your MKR WiFi 1010 and open Serial Monitor. Unfortunately, I don't have an idea of what might be the problem. I can tell you that I have firmware version 1.2.1 installed on my MKR WiFI 1010, I get the same warning as you when I run the firmware version checker, and ScanNetworks finds my 2.4 GHz WiFi router, no problem.

mooksmd

Thank you for that answer, at clears that up that I am not missing something with input into the software.
Mike

pert

You're welcome. I'm glad if I've been able to be of some assistance. I'm sorry I don't have a good answer to the problem you're experiencing. Hopefully someone else here on the forum will join in with some idea.

If you have any other device you can configure as an access point or hotspot, turn that on to see if that will be detected by ScanNetworks. Or if you can take your MKR WiFi 1010 somewhere where you can run it in range of other WiFi routers, try that. If you can get ScanNetworks to see another device, then that will indicate the problem is something specific to your WiFi router, rather than a general issue with the MKR WiFi 1010.

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