XBee Communication

Hey Everyone, this is my first post in forum, so hopefully things go well.

See the following message for my questions.

I’m new to using the Arduino and the XBee. I need help getting my two XBee’s to communicate with each other. I am using the following components:

-Seeeduino Mega (http://www.seeedstudio.com/depot/seeeduino-mega-fully-assembled-p-438.html?cPath=79_80)
-XBee shield V1.1. by seedstuido (http://www.seeedstudio.com/depot/xbee%C3%82%C2%AE-shield-v11-by-seeedstudio-p-419.html?cPath=35)
-XBee XB24 (http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=8664)
-XBee XB24-B(http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=8768)
-XBee Explorer USB (http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=8687)

I can already communicate to the XBee using the X-CTU software from DIGI. But I’m not sure how to get the two XBee’s to communicate with each other. I want to be able to send commands from the XB24-B plugged into my computer to the the XB24 attached via shield to my Seeeduino.

When I go to Modem Configuration and look at the different functions the XB-24 doesn’t seem to have and option to make it a coordinator or router/end device. So I am not sure what to set the function of this XBee as. I’m worried that the two may not be compatible, is this true?

If anyone can offer any suggestion to help get me started or let me know of any good tutorials that may assist I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you for your help in advance!!! Enjoy your day.

The 2 XBees that you linked to are two different series radios. The two different series do not talk to each other.

Thanks for letting me know that Paul, that is what I thought. Luckily one of the XBee's belongs to a friend of mine. So I'll just pick another one. Should I get another XB24? If so do you know what function I should set each one to, to make them communicate?

Thanks again!!!

Yes, get another XB24 (the series 1 type), not an XB24-B (the series 2 type).

The XB24s don't need to have a function defined (there is only one choice, if I remember correctly). The PAN ID, MY and DH/DL values need to be set (MY on one is DL on the other). After that, they just work.