Ok with out getting into my other frustrations of switching from the beta version of arduino to version 1.0.1 I'm having a big issue I believe. Before the upgrade I was using NewSoftSerial and I had to modify the .h file of the NewSoftwareSerial library specifically this line of code:
#define _NewSS_MAX_RX_BUFF 256 // RX buffer size
as you can see I had to increase the NewSoftware Serial RX buffer considerably to 256bytes. Now that I can't use new software serial anymore is there a way to increase the buffer on the SoftwareSerial in the Arduino 1.x.x environment?
I need it to be at least 256 bytes to handle all the data coming in from the serial port.