I think I may have been wasting my time wth this... I am trying to do a proof of concept with the ESP8266 in TINKERCAD (not in a real-life circuit) but it appears to me that in the TinkerCAD platform the emulated ESP8266 doesn't actually send ANY data to the real Internet. I have setup everything to send test data to ThingSpeak but I don't get anything on the receiving end. Also tried with webhook.site and nothing gets there. Can anybody clarify this? I have tried all sorts of examples in TinkerCAD but none seems to send ANYTHING to the Internet.
Does the Emulated ESP8266 actually has Internet connectivity?