Unable to connect to wifi using ESP8266 wifi shield

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jordanklaers
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Unable to connect to wifi using ESP8266 wifi shield

Post by jordanklaers » Thu Jul 13, 2017 12:31 pm

I have followed the hookup guide provided on the product page from sparkfun.
https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/es ... okup-guide

when using the arduino uno with the shield connected,
I run the sample code in the library and in the monitor it reads -

Press any key to begin.

ESP8266 Shield Present
Mode set to station
Connecting to "(my network name)"
Error connecting
Error: -3
Looping forever.

There was so little that I did to get to this point, so im probably not providing all the information required but im not sure what else is needed to provide assistance.
I have done some extensive research but the product is relativly new and about the only thing I have found was that it needs to connect to a 2.4 ghz wifi signal. which I have tried to connect to using a hotspot (as all other wifi i have access to runs at 5ghZ) (maybe the hotspot is a problem because its not a typical AP?)
Happy to provide any more info

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