Go Down

Topic: SD wireless shield. Arduino UNO. Xbee XB24-ZB (API) Firmware (Solved) (Read 602 times) previous topic - next topic

adelima

I have been playing around with the AT firmware mode and it works great.

However i decided to try out the API mode.

I am using XCTU and a wireless SD shield. After upgrading firmware to API mode i am unable to connect using XCTU.

One thing that i did notice was that the firmware put me into a cyclic sleep mode. I had only done the API mode to the end device and now i am unable to make any changes to the xbee module. I have been searching everywhere and it seems that everywhere tells me to get either an xbee xplorer from sparkfun (https://www.sparkfun.com/products/8687) or an XBIB (http://www.digikey.ca/product-search/en/rf-if-and-rfid/rf-accessories/3539661?k=XBIB) in order to properly communicate with the module again.

Am i doing something wrong?  

Baud rate 9600, everything is exactly the same except the new firmware API i put in there.

I did find this information - http://www.digi.com/support/kbase/kbaseresultdetl?id=3402#ZigBee
in order to reset to AT mode i have to either get the Xbee explorer or the XBIB. Does anyone know how i can properly use xctu with the Wireless SD shield from arduino?

I appreciate any feedback!! Please let me know!



adelima

Solved this issue...

If you are using API mode, you will have a hell of a time trying to alter Xbee settings if you do not get XBIB or Xbee Explorer.

I got the XBIB R and i was allowed once again to update the firmware and make settings to the device.

In addition i would like to add that on Xbee S2 End Devices are forced to be using Cyclic Sleep (Sleep Mode 4)

Please read the following for more information.
https://code.google.com/p/xbee-api/wiki/ChoosingAnXBee

Last night i tried to set the sleep mode of an end device to 0 and it would not let me.



Go Up
 


Please enter a valid email to subscribe

Confirm your email address

We need to confirm your email address.
To complete the subscription, please click the link in the email we just sent you.

Thank you for subscribing!

Arduino
via Egeo 16
Torino, 10131
Italy