I am having issues uploading code to the ESP8266. I have seen crazy amount of support for the ESP8266 NodeMCU but zero support for the this ESP8266 (see picture).
I have a ESP8266 USB adaptor like this one and has a little switch to move from uart to programming mode. The issue I have is that when I try to upload the simple blink example provided by the ESP8266 library I get this message:
"the selected serial port does not exist or your board is not connected"
It reaches all the way to "connecting......._" and after that it displays the error above.
EDIT: the error also spits "Timed out waiting for packet header"