I just bought two Xbee S2, a Sparkfun Arduino Uno Shield, and an Xbee Explorer dongle and I am trying to set them up for the first time.
I am using a tutorial on this webpage provided by Sparkfun: https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/xbee-shield-hookup-guide
It tells me to go to this page ( https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/exploring-xbees-and-xctu/configuring-networks ) to configure the network settings.
So that's what I did. I had no problem configuring PAN ID, the DH, or the DL. But I can not configure the CH, or MY, as those are 'read only'. In the tutorial, it says to set my operating channel on the two xbees to 'C', but my Xbees are defaulted to random numeric values.
Lastly, what should the firmware be updated to on both xbees? Does there need to be a coordinator and a router, or can there be two routers? Or does there have to be a coordinator and an end point? And API mode or AT mode?
I know this is a lot but I'd appreciate if someone could shed some light on this.