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Can I use a programmable XBee S2CTH with an Arduino board

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Hello, I'm trying to use some XBee S2CTH (I think they are programmable version) to send and receive data between Arduino boards but I can't. I'm using a wireless sd shield to plug de XBee's on the Arduino.

The XBee's are configured using XCTU in transparent mode, and I can see the connection between them in XCTU software but If I try to send and receive a character using Arduino, It doesn't work.

Is it posible to use a programmable XCTU with an Arduino board? Do I have to change any special parameter in XCTU to exchange information between XBee and Arduino?

Thanks for the support.
asked Jul 10 in XBee Programmable Development by jfbermejo New to the Community (0 points)

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Hello
I don't have any programmable modules so I can't help you on that.
If the two modules are configured as AT transparent mode, they should squirt out any data received on Data in pin to the other module without too much intervention from you. It's like a virtual serial cable. Just make sure one end is data in and the other data out. I have a GPS module with serial data pins marked TX and RX - the TX (RX not used) pin goes into the first XBee RX pin and at the other end, the second XBee's transmit pin goes into an FTDI (serial to USB) to the GPS software. The shouldn't be any reason why the same arrangement wouldn't work with two Arduinos. If you can get the Arduinos communicating with wire links TX to RX plus ground, it should work OK with the XBees. I've tried it with Series 1 and Series S2C
answered 2 days ago by Phil_S New to the Community (13 points)
Thanks for your answer! I've confirmed that my XBee is a programmable version, so it has an extra processor which is intercepting any communication between the Arduino board and the communication processor. I have to put it in "bypass mode", I am looking how to do it.
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Hi,I am using these kind of Zigbee shield https://store.ncd.io/product/xbee-overlay-shield-adapter-for-arduino-nano/ to connect zigbee with Arduino nano and I am able to connect easily but be sure about the PAN ID as well as your parameter set out according to coordinator and router, also should upload latest firmware.
answered 1 hour ago by snacleb23 New to the Community (4 points)
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