Wifi Shield - Firmware Upgrade - Linux (Ubuntu LTS 14.04 amd64)

Hi everybody,

I purchased a new Arduino Wifi Shield. The website says "make a firmware upgrade" so I am trying to.

I have read the related information and do have 2 questions.

  1. Arduino IDE's "~arduino/hardware/arduino/firmwares/" directory does not include a "wifishield" subdirectory. (IDE version 1:1.0.5+dfsg2-2)

  2. There are two seperate github adresses providing wifiHD.elf and wifi_dnld.elf firmwares. Which one to use?
    These are:
    a. GitHub - arduino/wifishield: Arduino Wifi Shield
    b. https://github.com/arduino/Arduino/tree/master/hardware/arduino/firmwares


Download and unpack the IDE v1.0.5 from the Arduino site. I recommend using that version rather than the version from the Ubuntu repository.