At the NY Maker Faire I won an xstick(http://store.digi.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&Product_ID=1273
) and have been interested in playing around with xbees so I ordered the 1mW series 1 xbee and the usb adapter.
I got them communicating but when I go to create a variable from the serial read on the arduino it stores the same letter (y with dots over it) but the serial is receiving the correct message. So for instance, when I send "i" over hyperterminal the arduino receives the "i" and stores the "y". I am able to fix this however by sending two letters in quick succession with the second being the one I want it to store.
Is there some way to fix this?