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TimEllis

The current library version for WifiNiNA is v1.7.1.  Using the "released" IDE I can only update to version 1.3.  If I use the daily build, as of September 16, I can update to v1.4.1.  Which works better.  Should it be possible to update the WifiNiNA firmware to 1.7.1?  Is there a list of fixes for the different verisions?
Thanks,
-tim

ballscrewbob

It may not be the answer you were looking for but its the one I am giving based on either experience, educated guess, google (who would have thunk it ! ) or the fact that you gave nothing to go with in the first place so I used my wonky crystal ball.

pert

Should it be possible to update the WifiNiNA firmware to 1.7.1?
No. The WiFiNINA library and the NINA firmware are two completely different things (though they work together) with unrelated version numbers. The NINA firmware is the program that runs on the NINA-W102 module (an ESP32 microcontroller with WiFi radio) thats's on the WiFi-enabled Arduino boards. The WiFiNINA library is part of your sketch program, which runs on the primary microcontroller (e.g., ATSAMD21G18 on the MKR WiFi 1010 and Nano 33 IoT, ATmega4809 on the Uno WiFi Rev2) that's on the Arduino board.

So they are two different programs running on two different microcontrollers that communicate with each other.

The programs have completely different source code, so it makes sense to version each project individually. For this reason, the version numbers would only ever match by pure coincidence. @ballscrewbob shared the link to the WiFiNINA library's changelog, which shows the latest version of that project. Here you can see the releases of the NINA firmware:
https://github.com/arduino/nina-fw/releases
As you can see, the latest release is 1.4.1, so you are running the state of the art firmware on your NINA-W102 module.


TimEllis

Thanks Pert.  That clears things up.

The current released IDE uses v1.3 NINA which I have trouble with running an WIFI rev2.  When I updated to 1.4.1 things run fine for the limited testing I've done.

pert

You're welcome. I'm glad to hear things are working well with NINA firmware 1.4.1!

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