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I am having problems moving from xbee 1 (http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=8665) to 2.5 (http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=8695). It was my understanding that they are pin compatible and should work just the same for simple serial transmission.

see an example video:

any suggestions would be much appreciated
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that link doesn't work for me

I think the pins are the same but the config of the xbee has changed. where did you read that they are the same?

I don't think the old method of setting the my parameter works on 2.5.
There is information on configuring version 2.5 here: http://www.humboldt.edu/~cm19/XBee%20setup.pdf
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Hi,

With XBee 2.5 you need to set one of the XBee's as coordinator, so they can make the network and get connected.
All the info here http://ftp1.digi.com/support/documentation/90000866_C.pdf

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thanks for the info... although i am guessing that i am in trouble if i don't have access to a windows computer (i have a mac) to do the firmware transfers.

(here is the correct link to the video: )
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the x-ctu client for uploading firmware does need windows, but once you have the coordinator and end point firmware loaded you can do any subsequent configuration using AT commands from your mac.

Make friends with someone with laptop running windows with a serial port  smiley-wink
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