I bought 2 xbee adapters from adafruit, and 2 xbee pros from mouser. Everything is soldered, and assembled. Using hyperterminal, I can ping the main menu of the xbee, but cannot enter command mode, so not big deal.
So, I loaded X-CTU, and connect the FTDI cable to the adapter for the xbee. It takes 5 or 6 tries to get the program to connect to the xbee. I try checking the API box, somtimes that works, sometimes not. It takes 5 or 6 more tries to read the configuration of the module. I changed the PAN ID to 3331, save configuration.
The Range test tab only says Timeout with data.... something like that. I was reading on digi's site that there is a way to ping other xbees, anyone have experience with this?
I loaded the "Hellow World", Goodnight Moon" sketch to arduino. The only thing that gets displayed in the serial box is "Goodnight Moon", and nothing else. If I switch the TX and RX wires, I get the same, plus a bunch of jumbled stuff, and thats it.
I tried setting up two adruinos with the same program, and I never see the RSSI led light up thats its sending or receiving anything. The ASC led it on, I have tested that power is going to the xbee. Digi documentation doesn't have practical applications, and I have had a difficult time finding information. Any troubleshooting ideas? Thanks