Arduino Nano with Xbee Series 1 Communication

Hi everyone,

I am extremely new to the Arduino world, and I am trying to configure my 2 Xbee transceivers with my arduino nano. My setup is as follows: (I also attached pictures)

One Xbee is connected to a USB adapter which plugs into my computer.
The receiving Xbee is connected to my nano which is then connected to a motor driver which drives a little stepper motor.

I can program the nano just fine when I use the USB cable to plug in directly to my computer, but when I try to program wirelessly, it doesn’t see the arduino.
I am uncertain about the software and hardware components. I don’t know which (if any) libraries I should be using in my code, and I am also unsure about which connections should be made from the receiving Xbee to the arduino…right now I have Dout(Xbee) ->Rx(Arduino) and Din(Xbee) → Tx(Arduino). It could be wrong, but it makes sense in my head because I want the receiving xbee to send data to the receiving end of the arduino. Can regular jumper wires handle that data transfer? Or would I need some kind of twisted pair wires?

One more thing, I have tried multiple configurations using X-CTU for the Xbees, with no luck.

I appreciate any and all help from you guys. Thanks

All the best,
Marc

and I am trying to configure my 2 Xbee transceivers with my arduino nano.

I can program the nano just fine when I use the USB cable to plug in directly to my computer, but when I try to program wirelessly, it doesn't see the arduino.

Are you trying to configure the XBees or upload a sketch wirelessly? They are two different tasks.

It could be wrong, but it makes sense in my head because I want the receiving xbee to send data to the receiving end of the arduino.

Unless you have power and ground connected, too, it is.

I want to upload a sketch wirelessly.

How should it be wired then?
The Xbee is powered from the 3.3V output of the nano, and they both have a common ground.

Marc,

I am trying to figure out how to do this as well. Have you made any progress in uploading sketches to your arduino nano wirelessly using Xbees?

Steve