Im having trouble with my esp8266. I am getting a bunch off random characters in the serial monitor. I have tried different baud rates. I cant get my firmware. Please help. Im really stuck.

We saw this before but I don't remember the fix.

Try changing the baud rate.

Don't cross post

Did see other post.. (link?)


it might depend on the baud rate your ESP comes with? (use the AT commands to set it to a value you know)

*Also.. make not you do NOT use any OLD AT commands.. I used an old AT command to change the baud rate and it bricked my ESP.. took some fooling with to reset it and re-flash firmware on it.

When you start the ESP8266 (Arduino) you get a boot message which you can see if the serial monitor is set to 74880 Baud. If it disturbs you, in setup() simply do a Serial.begin(74880) and use that consistently for all messages. [at least that is my experience with Adafruit Huzzahs]

This is a cross post.