This tool requires the WiFly Shield code library alpha 1 release is installed.
The tool provides some instructions on how to use the tool when run.
The steps you should follow are:
- Upload SpiUartTerminal.pde sketch.
- Remove power from Arduino and WiFly shield then plug it back in (this ensures the WiFly module is in a semi-known state).
- Open Serial Monitor in Arduino IDE.
- Read the instructions that appear.
- You should get the message "Connected to SPI UART.". If you do not get this message then this tool will not be able to help you--you will need to confirm the library is configured properly for the version of the WiFly board you use and try again.
- Ensure the line ending pop-up menu at the bottom of the Serial Monitor window is set to "No line ending".
- Type "$$$" without quotes and then press the "Send" button
- The display should respond with "CMD". If it doesn't, make sure you had removed & reapplied power before starting. If it still doesn't work, try changing the line ending to "Carriage return" and press the send button--if this works continue the remainder of the steps. Otherwise this tool will not be able to help you.
- Change the line ending to "Carriage return" and press the send button.
- The display should respond with something like "<2.19>" which tells you the version of the firmware on the module.
- Try sending commands like "scan" or "get everything" (without quotes).
If you get this far then it means the shield and module are somewhat functional which means the problem is probably related to connecting to the network you're trying to reach.
Update: Fixed link.