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XBee series 2 Point2Point example not working
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XBee series 2 Point2Point example not working

by treaves on Fri May 20, 2016 9:00 am

I've purchased two S2C radio's, with adapter boards. Testing everything out, I'm going through the series of pages, and am on the Point2Point page, which is really the last thing I needed to test before using them in a project. The issue I'm having is that neither seem to be transmitting.

For both radio's, I can connect to them, check and change their baud speeds, check and check their network ID's. But when I'm just typing text, the red LED does not flash, and when I run the sketch on the Point2Point page, again, no red LED, and nothing appears from the other on either console.

I have one radio with FDDI cable, and one hooked up to an UNO, just as in the page. The page does have a warning that it was written for the version one radio's not the version two radio's I have, but it just says to refer to the radio's data sheet for differences.

I believe I've soldered the boards correctly, as I can interact with the radio's. I do not believe I've soldered the red LED's in wrong, unless there was a defect with the silkscreening. But, it can't be just the LED, as nothing appears transmitted from one to the other either.

Any ideas?

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Re: XBee series 2 Point2Point example not working

by adafruit_support_bill on Fri May 20, 2016 9:28 am

The Series 2 radio module configuration is substantially different from the Series 1 modules. They are primarily designed for mesh networks, but you can set them up for point-to-point. Here are a couple of tutorials on the subject.

http://adventuresinarduinoland.blogspot ... 2-p2p.html
http://tutorial.cytron.com.my/2012/03/0 ... unication/

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Re: XBee series 2 Point2Point example not working

by treaves on Fri May 20, 2016 9:56 am

And I am wanting to use them for mesh (well, I do believe it's actually spoke & hub, as each radio is either a router or a node, not both, so it can't be mesh). I'm really just wanting a tutorial to use to check out that the radio's are working correctly, and that I've soldered the boards properly.

I'll check out the links you reference. Thanks.

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