Recently I've got myself a couple of ESP8266 modules. I flashed the latest NodeMCU firmware, and tried to communicate with a PC using UART.
Here's how I wired my circuit:
Using a simple USB to Serial interface or FTDI I tried to communicate with the ESP8266 with ESPlorer v0.2.0. I opened a Port on baud 74880 because It's the only successful one for some reason.. Here's the log.
ets Jan 8 2013,rst cause:2, boot mode:(3,6)
is the only 'reasonable' output from the ESP8266, sometimes I get
from ESP8266 module but It's very rare.
I've been struggling with this for a good week now. ESP8266 is very unpredictable to work with.. For every command I send I get garbage output or that ets Jan...
Any good ideas? Maybe the FTDI can't draw enough current?