Linksprite CC3000 WiFi Shield for Arduino - Wifi shield not present

I bought this Linksprite CC3000 WiFi Shield for Arduino from Amazon:

The company website is
The product page for it is

On the product page there is a link for the Library & Test code which I’ve downloaded and placed into the library folder of my Arduino version 1.0.3 (because I read that the CC3000 doesn’t work with the latest version of Arduino).

The sample/test scripts state “This is an example for the Tinysine CC3000 Wifi Shield” and when I attempt to run them I either get the error “Wifi shield not present” or it attempts to connect to my network and eventually times out over and over.

I’ve searched everywhere to try and find code that will work for this shield and I’m worried that I made a bad purchase.

Has anyone had experience with this shield or knowledge of how I can get it to work?

***UPDATE I got it to work with the Adafruit CC3000 library here: Using the CC3000 | Adafruit CC3000 WiFi | Adafruit Learning System

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