SPE XBee Wireless Shield help


I'm struggling to get a pair of XBee Series 2.5 modules to work with SparkFun's XBee Wireless Shield. I've searched and looked through the documentation but I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong.

I've confirmed the XBee's work with a set of Libelium shields. I can get the XBee's working with those shields.

My setup:

Connected to the computer: Arduino 2009 + shield + Xbee. Arduino is in RESET, switch on UART. Using Processing to send keystrokes to other XBee.

Standalone: Arduino 2009 + shield + Xbee. Arduino set to receive serial input.

I'm tearing my hair out. Any help or tips would be appreciated! :-[

I think I've found a workaround thanks to this thread.