First post, I gotta say I'm pretty much hooked on this new hobby.
2 days ago I got my new toys in the mail. 2 - Xbee Series 1 60mW and 2 - adapter kits to go with (http://www.adafruit.com/products/126
). Oh and the FTDI cable (http://www.adafruit.com/products/70
I put the first adapter kit together, it went great, actually quite fun! I seated the xbee and plugged it in to my Macbook. Neither the green or red LED were blinking. I assumed that I must of done something wrong on the PCB. The next day (Yesterday) I put the other PCB together and put the other XBee on it. Worked great.
It got me thinking, was it the first xbee an issue or was it the board. Going with the divide and conquer technique I put the apparent dead xbee on the board that I know worked and got nothing.
This is getting confusing. I swapped them around and it is for sure the Xbee, not the board. I spent hours last night going through the various ways to reset it with no success. There are several tutorials around that all come back to the same technique in one way or the other. I dont have the url's handy (slow internet at home, I was at the office).
Any thoughts / ideas on what I should do next? After spending many hours troubleshooting I read that it's not uncommon for them to just stop.