First question. Why is this a poll? How exactly do you benefit from us voting on whether you have a problem? If there is some benefit in us voting, why are both choices the same?
I recently bought 2 Xbee modules Series 1 (i know im cheap smiley-lol)
No, you are smart. The series 1 radios are for point to point communication. The series 2/2.5 radios are for something else entirely.
If Digi had been smart, instead of greedy, they would have called them Series Smith and Series Wesson, or something that did not imply that series 2.5 was better somehow than series 1.
my Low address, Pan ID. channel. and all that fancy stuff are set right and yet sometimes it doenst work
Well, there is a contradiction here. If the values are all set right, they would work every time.
in other words , Is there a way to send a "signal" from a VB application (serial port) ----> to Xbee (conected to the USB Xbee explorer)------> wireless ----> to XBee shield ----> to Arduino -----> to the application and make it have some action (using pin from 3-12 btw)
Of course there is.
on the hardware it will show the lights of DOUT blink (when data arrives to arduino) but it wont do any action
On which hardware? It can't be the XBee, because the XBee doesn't have any lights. The XBee shield doesn't have a LED labeled DOUT. It does have one labeled TX that should blink when the XBee is sending. So, it must be the Arduino. Although that doesn't make sense, since none of my Arduinos has a DOUT light.
if so can you please help me ?
Sure. Show us the VB code and the Arduino code.
Thank you in advance and sorry if my english not so good
It was good enough.