From reading the forum I guess my shiny new spark won’t work because it’s limited to scanning up to wifi channel 11. I’m on 12 here in the UK and not in a position to change down.
From the issues log:
“Channels above 11. This is in particular an international issue; if you are outside the U.S., your Wi-Fi router might run at channels 12, 13, or 14, which the CC3000 does not support. Please use channels numbered 11 or lower.”
The CC3000 happily supports channels above 11. I have an adafruit breakout working fine on channel 12 and all it took was changing a single byte value in a call to set wlan_ioctl_set_scan_params