NodeMCU v0.9 Unreadable Output

Good day, I am trying to connect my NodeMCU v0.9 with the code I found on instructables.
I don’t know if the code is working because the resulting text is unreadable.
I included the screenshot of the output, and here’s the code I used.
I already changed the ssid and password in accordance to my wifi’s information.

#include "ESP8266WiFi.h"

// WiFi parameters to be configured
const char* ssid = "mySSID";
const char* password = "myPassword";

void setup(void)
  // Connect to WiFi
  WiFi.begin(ssid, password);

  // while wifi not connected yet, print '.'
  // then after it connected, get out of the loop
  while (WiFi.status() != WL_CONNECTED) {
  //print a new line, then print WiFi connected and the IP address
  Serial.println("WiFi connected");
  // Print the IP address

void loop() {
  // Nothing

The problem is your baud rate. You have to set the same baud rate in the Serial Monitor as in your code. 11520 is not a standard rate, you probably mean 115200.

omegatron20: ... with the code I found on instructables.

Just be aware that even though there are some good projects on there, a lot of it is just garbage, and just copying the code isn't a very good idea.

You might be interested in this Beginner's Guide to the ESP8266.