I'm new to all this stuff and have a small project I want to do.
I have an Xbee S1, Xbee Shield, and an Uno.
Connecting one at a time onto my PC, the arduino is detected fine, but I can't talk to the shield. I get the error message in X-CTU on both boards. I've seen something about diode issues on the shield but I can't even get the board to get recognized on X-CTU so I don't think I'm at the point where that is a problem.
The switch is set to UART and I soldered the pins onto the shield. I get power LED and DIO5 led.
I'm not sure if the baud rate is still the same. Do I really need to purchase the Xbee Explorer and the USB cable (like ~$35).
What next steps can I take?