Xbee and Arduino Fio -> avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding

Hi guys!

I'm using Arduino Fio with Xbee and trying to wirelessly upload a program on to Fio using Xbees. I followed all the steps outlined on this website. https://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/ArduinoBoardFioProgramming

RSSI on Xbee-explorer and Fio blinks indicating that there is a connection between the two. Also the TX and RX on the Explorer blinks couple of times. However after, I am getting this error when I try to upload a program.

avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding

Could anyone please help me out?

I tried both on OS X and windows, but I get the same results.

Thank you so much in advance


This is a common problem that I have run into. What you have to do is make sure nothing is plugged into pin 0 and 1 (tx and rx) then upload the program and plug your stuff back into those pins.