Yes as they are delivered with v1.0.2. Straight off the download with no mods they dont seem to be able to detect the wifi module. Only change I made is I entered my SSID and they all compiled and uploaded with no errors.
But they are designed for a specific WiFi shield, not any WiFi shield.
May I ask why you are not surprised?
If you have an ENCJ-based ethernet shield, could you reasonably expect code written for a W5100-based ethernet shield to work? Of course not. The same reasoning applies here. The chipsets are different.
Is there a better version of the wifi board I could try?
The one that the library is written for.
The library was installed under the v1.1.0 directory exactly as the original installation.
User downloaded libraries do NOT go in the core library folder.