I hope someone can help. I am suddenly unable to load sketches to my ESP8266 Huzzah breakout board. I have at least 7 of these devices working throughout the house, programmed with the same Surface Pro I've been using. (Windows 10). I've installed the new Arduino IDE hoping it would fix the issue but it did not. Might be something simple, but I have not been able to resolve. Thanks in advance for any help someone can provide.
It was showing the error "Error downloading http://arduino.esp8266.com/stable/package_esp8266com_index.json".
So I copied that URL to the Preferences Additional Boards Manager URLs: That now seems to be ok.
This is the data in the window at the bottom........
Sketch uses 294512 bytes (30%) of program storage space. Maximum is 958448 bytes.
Global variables use 30980 bytes (37%) of dynamic memory, leaving 50940 bytes for local variables. Maximum is 81920 bytes.
Serial port COM7
Chip is ESP8266EX
Crystal is 26MHz
Configuring flash size...
Auto-detected Flash size: 4MB
Flash params set to 0x0340
Compressed 298672 bytes to 213916...
Writing at 0x00000000... (7 %)
Writing at 0x00004000... (14 %)
Writing at 0x00008000... (21 %)
Writing at 0x0000c000... (28 %)
Writing at 0x00010000... (35 %)
Writing at 0x00014000... (42 %)
Writing at 0x00018000... (50 %)
Writing at 0x0001c000... (57 %)
Writing at 0x00020000... (64 %)
Writing at 0x00024000... (71 %)
Writing at 0x00028000... (78 %)
Writing at 0x0002c000... (85 %)
Writing at 0x00030000... (92 %)
Writing at 0x00034000... (100 %)
Wrote 298672 bytes (213916 compressed) at 0x00000000 in 19.2 seconds (effective 124.7 kbit/s)...
Hash of data verified.
Hard resetting via RTS pin...