I'm relatively new but have written code for the ESP8266 in both station and softAP modes.
I now wanted to send data to ThingSpeak (18.104.22.168) .
I had trouble so I tried pinging.
I expected to receive a time plus either OK or ERROR
-- the command is echoed but nothing else is captured (I wait up to 10 seconds)
I tried an invalid command AT+TEST - the same result - AT+TEST is echo'd but nothing else.
The manual requests that an AT+GMR be executed - once again no response.
Has anyone any ideas - these additional lines are attached to my code for initialising the ESP8266 as a station - that initialization all continues to work - ie send AT+RST the reply is "ready"
wifiSTA.dspAll(1000); //my routine to display data from ESP8266 to Arduino