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RSSI values with Python in Connect WAN family

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I would like to retrieve the RSSI values from my devices using Python, how can I do this?

The idea is to retrieve the RSSI values and send them to an external microcontroller which will light up different LEDs in a dashboard.

Thank you for your help.
asked Jan 27, 2014 in Python by vicesbur New to the Community (2 points)

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It's a bit clunky but you can use the digicli module and the 'set xbee' command.

set xbee addr=0000 DB

result: DB: "&" 38 0x26
answered Jan 27, 2014 by kjensen8 Veteran of the Digi Community (623 points)
Thanks for your answer.

My idea is to send the RSSI values to a microcontroller to control some external LEDs depending on the RSSI values. How can I connect the Digi device to a microcontroller for this purpose?

python values to microcontroller
Digi WAN should have an RS-232 port.  Why not use that?  You could have a python app that gets the RSSI (set xbee addr=etc.) and then opens and sends that information out the serial port.