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Hi

I have S2 xbees in API mode, all working as I would expect except that the associate led does not act as specified in the data sheet. I expect it to stay high (on) when powered up and not joined to a network, and once joined it flashes either fast for remote or slower as a coordinator. Below is a quote from the data sheet with regards this.

Am I reading/interpreting this incorrectly? Is there something that I could have changed to cause this, the Ass LED functionality is set as default.
Any Ideas on what is going on?

" The Associate pin (pin 15) can provide indication of the device’s network status and diagnostics information. To take advantage of these indications, an LED can be connected to the Associate pin as shown in the figure above.The Associate LED functionality is enabled by setting the D5 command to 1 (enabled by default). If enabled, the Associate pin is configured as an output and will behave as described in the following sections.

Joined Indication
The Associate pin indicates the network status of a device.
1. If the module is not joined to a network, the Associate pin is set high.
2. Once the module successfully joins a network, the Associate pin blinks at a regular time interval. "
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How are the XBees configured? Does the associate LED on both of them blink all the time, or just on one?
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Sorry for late response did not realize how late it was when I posted.

Yes both (router & coord) blink, 250ms - router 500ms - coordinator

The coordinator starts blinking on power up.
The router starts as ON for 1 - 2 secs then changes to BLINK.

This leads you to think that it is doing as specified in the data sheet, ON when not associated and BLINK when associated. However it does this even when powered on by its self,
no coordinator. Which tells me the ON and BLINK is not indicating network status as specified in the data sheet.

Coordinator
Code:

XB24-ZB_21A7.mxi
80
0
251
21A7
0
[A]ID=1707
[A]SC=FFFF
[A]SD=3
[A]ZS=0
[A]NJ=FF
[A]DH=0
[A]DL=FFFF
[A]NI= COORD
[A]NH=1E
[A]BH=0
[A]AR=FF
[A]DD=30000
[A]NT=3C
[A]NO=0
[A]CR=3
[A]PL=4
[A]PM=1
[A]EE=0
[A]EO=0
[A]BD=3
[A]NB=0
[A]SB=0
[A]D7=1
[A]D6=0
[A]AP=2
[A]AO=0
[A]SP=20
[A]SN=1
[A]D0=1
[A]D1=0
[A]D2=0
[A]D5=1
[A]P1=0
[A]P2=0
[A]PR=1FFF
[A]LT=0
[A]RP=28
[A]DO=1
[A]IR=0
[A]IC=0
[A]V+=0
Router
Code:
XB24-ZB_23A7.mxi
80
0
251
23A7
0
[A]ID=1707
[A]SC=FFFF
[A]SD=3
[A]ZS=0
[A]NJ=FF
[A]NW=0
[A]JV=0
[A]JN=0
[A]DH=0
[A]DL=0
[A]NI= ROUTER2
[A]NH=1E
[A]BH=0
[A]AR=FF
[A]DD=30000
[A]NT=3C
[A]NO=0
[A]CR=3
[A]PL=4
[A]PM=1
[A]EE=0
[A]EO=0
[A]BD=3
[A]NB=0
[A]SB=0
[A]D7=1
[A]D6=0
[A]AP=2
[A]AO=0
[A]SM=0
[A]SN=1
[A]SO=0
[A]SP=20
[A]PO=0
[A]D0=1
[A]D1=0
[A]D2=0
[A]D5=1
[A]P1=0
[A]P2=0
[A]PR=1FFF
[A]LT=0
[A]RP=28
[A]DO=1
[A]IR=0
[A]IC=0
[A]V+=0
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Bump, sorry is this a dumb question?
If there is anything needed to enable a response, please let me know?
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