Greetings, fellow hackers!
I'm pretty new to Arduino, but I feel pretty confident with the examples.
I picked up the official WiFi shield, R3, but I've had absolutely no luck getting it to connect to my network. I'm using the ConnectWithWEP example code, making the necessary changes to suit my network configuration. If it matters, my router is currently running in BG mixed mode.
I've tried re-flashing the firmware with the binaries that are on github, but the lack of documentation on which is which is frustrating. Flashing with the dnld firmware seems to work just fine, but the board is unable to be detected and the example fails with "WiFi shield not present". However, the "Link" LED illuminates briefly, then goes out and the "Data" LED illuminates and remains indefinitely.
Re-flashing again with the HD firmware works okay, but it returns a status code of 0 when begin() is called, which maps to WL_IDLE_STATUS, making no sense at all. While this is going on I get a solid "Error" LED.
Can someone please point me in the right direction here. This is getting frustrating, and after spending $80 on the thing I'd like for it to work.