That board also supports BLE if I am correct (I only have the Nano 33 IoT, its mostly the same board). Can you load a BLE example e.g. Battery Monitor and see if you can connect to your board with your smartphone and a generic BLE app?I use BLE Scanner on iPhone but there are others on iOS and Android.WiFi and BLE use the same radio. So, this could help track the issue e.g. software vs hardware.The WiFi NINA Firmware in the official Arduino IDE is not yet at version 1.41. Maybe there is an issue with that.
I had tried your method of the BLE and it also failed to boot.
I also downgraded the firmware as you suggested to 1.3.0 on from the offline IDE.
Which then I went and uploaded the NINA Sketch into the board and it now says in the Monitor to up Please update the firmware.
Not a good sign.Can you use the network scan example they seem to be the easiest ones to test because they do not need any SSID or password? If that does not work, you should talk to Arduino or the store where you purchased the board.This you can ignore. The old firmware is fine for most cases. The message comes from the sketch. The example sketches come with the library and they have been updated while the firmware comes with the IDE and has not been updated yet. It is a slightly stupid situation but can be worked around for user that really want the latest firmware.