Hi, I’m tryng to connect my esp8266 to the Blynk servers. The esp8266 is connected to the Arduino Uno. I followed this tutorial (Program ESP8266 via Arduino UNO) to upload a sketch to the esp8266 because I haven’t an FTDI to communicate to Arduino, but only a usb cable; and also I got stuck beacuse the Arduino IDE displayed some errors every time I tried to upload something. I don’t know if the wirings are correct for a right functioning of the wifi module, but the uploading part works fine.
When the upload of the sketch is complete I open the Blynk app and when I run the program it says “your esp8266 is not in network”. I enabled the serial debug and in the Serial Monitor appears this code: ùþÚÕ8] Connecting to chimutingruppa  Connected to WiFi  IP: 192.168.1.8  Blynk v0.3.8 on ESP8266 v€ÉYbKÿâcü´UÂê�Connecting to chimutingruppa  Connected to WiFi  IP: 192.168.1.8  Blynk v0.3.8 on ESP8266
and it continues infinitely, until I remove the power.
So it loops and doesn’t connect to the Blynk servers and I’m unable to use the app. I’m using the Esp8266 Standalone example sketch.
I’m a newbie with Esp8266 and Blynk, so please help me with this, also beacuse in internet I haven’t found anything.
OK, I understand that I should use the shield sketch, but why did you say “very limited esp01”? I’m wondering this because I bought the ESP-01 version.
The problem is that I haven’t an FTDI, so I cannot upload a sketch directly, and I need an Arduino. Also I want to use Arduino as a controller of various sensors in a project in the future, and the Arduino microcontroller is crucial
Thank you guys. When I bought the esp8266 I didn’t know the difference between the esp01 and other ESPs, and you clarified me that. But for the moment I have this version, so I’m going to try everything to use the Esp8266 01 version as a WiFi modem for Arduino.
When I looked for an FTDI on internet(I think this is the other name of the USB to ttl) I saw a price of 5€ (maybe I don’t remember well), but now that you say it costs 0.5€, I think I will buy one of these. Thank you