A little background: My programming experience is limited to the HTML I taught myself in high school and my understanding of device communications is nil. Absolute newbie but willing to learn.
Kevin the support dude has been really good about helping me troubleshoot but unfortunately nothing has worked. Below are the steps I’ve tried and their outcomes.
Over USB – Connected core to computer, loaded PuTTY,
update settings (COM3, 9600, 8, none, 1), selected W, input credentials ->
Using Android APP – USB blinking Blue, added credentials
to App, Blinked green for split second then went to yellow-red-cyan cycle
(previous attempts have gone on like this for hours with no connection [i.e. breathing cyan]). After 2 min or so App
times out and the core keeps cycling.
Spark CLI – switched to DFU mode, loaded DFU Util 0.8,
reflashed all the firmware updates (factory tinker, CC3000, usb tinker), core
started blinking blue, typed ‘spark setup’, confirmed credentials, Potentially
unhandled rejection  timed out, held down mode until it reset (still
blinking blue), entered WiFi credentials -> Blinking Green [core does not
I’ve installed OpenSSL but haven’t used it and I’m not sure how it relates to the CLI. I figured since all of the commands are working I must not need it.
Any advice is appreciated.
Thanks Spark Community!