Recently tried to install the ESP8266 board drivers in Arduino IDE ( version 1.8.5) using the board manager option. I get an error message that is as indicated in the attached picture. I am working in Windows 7 on a PC, the version of ESP8266 I am trying to install is 2.4.2 ( though I tried serveral others, non will install.)
The indicated error message at the bottom of the Board manager window is:
Error downloading https.//github.com/esp8266/Arduino/releases/download/2.4.2/esp8266-2.4.2.zip
The URL that the manager references in the preferences window in order to download the driver is:
Has anyone had this problem ( posting this on 08212018?)
Thanks in advance for any assistance!