I'm starting to use the two ESP modules, the ESP8266 and the newer, the ESP32. I started with NodeMCU ESP8266 (Amica manufacturer) on the Arduino IDE, installed on Windows 10.
Apparently the Arduino IDE installed normally, including the drivers. I was also able to download the package of IDE compatible modules for ESP8266 (which are about 150MB), the device was recognized in COM3, connected via USB, etc. Anyway, everything seems OK, except that the ESP8266 is not recognized inside the Arduino IDE, so it does not connect. When you access the "Tools => Get Board Info" menu, it displays the "Unknown board" message. Additionally, it is not possible to compile the base program. In the Windows "Device Manager" it's recognized as "Silicon Labs CP210x USB Bridge (COM3)". I've already changed the USB cable, I've changed my computer, but nothing happens. When I connect the ESP8266 to USB, only the blue LED flashes. The same problem occurs with ESP32.
Does anyone know what may be happening?