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how can I get my XBee S1s to remote program my Arduino Fio boards

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I bought two Arduino Fio boards, three XBees, and an explorer dongle so that I could remote program each of the boards from my computer with the end result being one Arduino taking in commands and remotely controlling the second Arduino.

I unfortunately cannot get past the first step of even programming my arduino remotely. here are the steps I have taken:

1. Used XCTU and configured my first XBee using COM6
2. Unplugged and attached to Fio board.
3. Used same dongle and port to configure the second XBee
4. Wrote a simple code using the Arduino software and attempted to upload.
5. compiles good but then receive message "avrdude: stk500_getsync(): not in sync: resp=0x00"

TX/RX do not flash on dongle and RSSI does not flash on Arduino Board.

Any help or guidance on this issue is greatly appreciated.
asked Sep 23, 2015 in RF Solutions and XBee by Kyle Curran New to the Community (0 points)

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Hear is a simply way to know if this is even going to work at all.

Connect Just DI and DO from the PC to your Arduino. Now try to upload an application to it. If it is not able to or if it switches baud rates during the process, it is not going to work.
answered Sep 23, 2015 by mvut Veteran of the Digi Community (12,769 points)
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