Im using an ESP8266 With Arduino Nano. Attempting to run via softwareserial so that i can still use serial monitor.
I have: 3.3v to VCC D3 to RX D2 to TX GND to GND
Now I understand that I need to connect 3.3v to CH_PD to enable the ESP8266, however whenever I do this the LED on the board cuts out and the Arduino disconnects itself from my PC. Does this mean that theres a problem with the ESP8266 (a short or something)? Or is there a way around this.
I have attempted connecting via a resistor and through a pull-down resistor to ground, but no luck (the ESP stays on but will not respond to Arduino).