RN-XV WiFly Module & XBee Shield compatibilty

Hello,

Which shield, libraries and components(pin headers ect.) did you use for "RN-XV WiFly Module & XBee Shield" combination. I guess this is the most popular combination around and with sparkfun's Xbee shiled there are many complaints.

Did anybody achieve to establish an Adhoc or any other type of connection directly to Arduino by using Wifly modules? If so which shield did you use?

Thanks in advance,

I use the arduino wireless shield with sd slot. Works great and has a little switch for switching the wireless module serial from the arduino, to the usb port. (but you have to load a blank sketch go the arduino.

But it works great

You mean you are using Arduino Wireless SD Shield? Can you be more clear, what type of connection are you using? Adhoc?

I've got the same issue, not easy to make these devices working together :

  • many RN XV sketches available are using "soft serial" library, and XBEE shield needs Serial library
  • try to send datas to Pacghube and I can't..

Any ideas ?

Many thanks

totally agree we need a new cookbook including wifly stuff.

  • many RN XV sketches available are using "soft serial" library, and XBEE shield needs Serial library

Which XBee shield NEEDS Serial? I have the Sparkfun one, and it switches from using the Serial pins to using other (SoftwareSerial) pins. I have several XBee shields that I made; none of them NEED the Serial library.

With this one, only Serial port RX/TX is working :

XBEE board Arduino XBee Shield (http://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/ArduinoXbeeShield)

You've got no other choice, because the electronic circuit is making like that !

nicox: With this one, only Serial port RX/TX is working :

XBEE board Arduino XBee Shield (http://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/ArduinoXbeeShield)

You've got no other choice, because the electronic circuit is making like that !

Cut off pins 0 and 1, connect jumper wires from 0 to 8 and 1 to 9. Instant software serial support.

nicox: I've got the same issue, not easy to make these devices working together :

  • many RN XV sketches available are using "soft serial" library, and XBEE shield needs Serial library
  • try to send datas to Pacghube and I can't..

Any ideas ?

Many thanks

The use of software serial in those example sketches is optional. You can use hardware serial instead.

What library are you using? Take a look at the readme in my library here: https://github.com/harlequin-tech/WiFlyHQ. It shows you how to use hardware serial.

Thanks for this info, I'll try this sketch !