Arduini Wifi Shield error during firmware upgrade

I have a Wifi Shield that is not working (I was informed that the user tried to upgrade the firmware but the shield stopped working afterwards).

Upon trying to perform the firmware upgrade I get the following error:

Upgrade HD WiFi module firmware

167732 bytes used (66.05%)

Error during device initialization, please close the J3 jumper and press the reset button.

The J3 jumper is present. I do hit the reset button before sending the command:

sudo sh -a /home/myuser/arduino-1.0.6/ -f all

Any tips? I can't find any reference at all to this exact error.


make sure you are NOT routing your usb connection through a hub, plug usb cable directly into pc usb port.

fixed same problem you are having for me.