Error compliing 'PinStatus' does not name a type

I keep getting this error for my Adafruit Feather M4 Express and Adafruit Feather M0 and Adafruit Feather nRF52840, which leads me to believe it's a library issue. I've installed the newest, latest and greatest libraries that the Adafruit guides told me to.

  Web client

 This sketch connects to a website (
 using the WiFi module.

 This example is written for a network using WPA encryption. For
 WEP or WPA, change the WiFi.begin() call accordingly.

 This example is written for a network using WPA encryption. For
 WEP or WPA, change the WiFi.begin() call accordingly.

 * Board with NINA module (Arduino MKR WiFi 1010, MKR VIDOR 4000 and UNO WiFi Rev.2)

 created 13 July 2010
 by dlf (Metodo2 srl)
 modified 31 May 2012
 by Tom Igoe

#include <SPI.h>
#include <WiFiNINA.h>

#include "arduino_secrets.h" 
///////please enter your sensitive data in the Secret tab/arduino_secrets.h
char ssid[] = SECRET_SSID;        // your network SSID (name)
char pass[] = SECRET_PASS;    // your network password (use for WPA, or use as key for WEP)
int keyIndex = 0;            // your network key index number (needed only for WEP)

int status = WL_IDLE_STATUS;
// if you don't want to use DNS (and reduce your sketch size)
// use the numeric IP instead of the name for the server:
//IPAddress server(74,125,232,128);  // numeric IP for Google (no DNS)
char server[] = "";    // name address for Google (using DNS)

// Initialize the Ethernet client library
// with the IP address and port of the server
// that you want to connect to (port 80 is default for HTTP):
WiFiClient client;

void setup() {
  //Initialize serial and wait for port to open:
  while (!Serial) {
    ; // wait for serial port to connect. Needed for native USB port only

  // check for the WiFi module:
  if (WiFi.status() == WL_NO_MODULE) {
    Serial.println("Communication with WiFi module failed!");
    // don't continue
    while (true);

  String fv = WiFi.firmwareVersion();
    Serial.println("Please upgrade the firmware");

  // attempt to connect to WiFi network:
  while (status != WL_CONNECTED) {
    Serial.print("Attempting to connect to SSID: ");
    // Connect to WPA/WPA2 network. Change this line if using open or WEP network:
    status = WiFi.begin(ssid, pass);

    // wait 10 seconds for connection:
  Serial.println("Connected to WiFi");

  Serial.println("\nStarting connection to server...");
  // if you get a connection, report back via serial:
  if (client.connect(server, 80)) {
    Serial.println("connected to server");
    // Make a HTTP request:
    client.println("GET /search?q=arduino HTTP/1.1");
    client.println("Connection: close");

void loop() {
  // if there are incoming bytes available
  // from the server, read them and print them:
  while (client.available()) {
    char c =;

  // if the server's disconnected, stop the client:
  if (!client.connected()) {
    Serial.println("disconnecting from server.");

    // do nothing forevermore:
    while (true);

void printWifiStatus() {
  // print the SSID of the network you're attached to:
  Serial.print("SSID: ");

  // print your board's IP address:
  IPAddress ip = WiFi.localIP();
  Serial.print("IP Address: ");

  // print the received signal strength:
  long rssi = WiFi.RSSI();
  Serial.print("signal strength (RSSI):");
  Serial.println(" dBm");

Error messages

In file included from C:\Users\Wall\Documents\Arduino\libraries\WiFiNINA\src/WiFiStorage.h:23,
from C:\Users\Wall\Documents\Arduino\libraries\WiFiNINA\src/WiFi.h:38,
from C:\Users\Wall\Documents\Arduino\libraries\WiFiNINA\src/WiFiNINA.h:23,
from C:\Users\Wall\Documents\Arduino\libraries\WiFiNINA\examples\WiFiWebClient\WiFiWebClient.ino:24:
C:\Users\Wall\Documents\Arduino\libraries\WiFiNINA\src/utility/wifi_drv.h:293:12: error: 'PinStatus' does not name a type
293 | static PinStatus digitalRead(uint8_t pin);
| ^~~~~~~~~
exit status 1
Error compiling for board Adafruit Feather M4 Express (SAMD51).

I've reinstalled the libraries both through zip files and the library manager, yet the error message stays the same.

Have a look at this post. You need to scroll way down through the improperly posted error messages to see the answer. There are more hits with a search for "WiFiNINA\src/utility/wifi_drv.h error:".

Ground that is a link to this very post.

Juraj I have Adafruit's version of WifiNina installed.

delete the WiFiNINA folder in libraries and then install the zip again

How in the heck did I do that?

Try this: WifiNINA 'PinStatus' does not name a type error - #2 by pert

Juraj I thought I had done that already, but it worked. Thank you

@groundFungus this is aboit the Adafruit SAMD core. Per wrote about Arduino SAMD core