Configure the first two XBee modules in transparent mode

To transmit data wirelessly between your XBee modules, configure them to be in the same network.

Tip  To locate an XBee module, select it in XCTU and click the Read radio settings button . The Rx and Tx LED lights on its development board blink green and yellow.

  1. Set up the first XBee module (XBEE_A):
    1. Select the first XBee module.

    1. Click the Load default firmware settings button .

      Tip  In the following steps, type parameter initials in the Search box to quickly find a parameter, as shown in the following example: 

    1. Configure the following parameters:

      ID: D161

      DH: 0013A200

      DL: SL of XBEE_B (Enter the last eight characters of the MAC address for XBEE_B. Or select XBEE_B and find its SL value.)

      NI: XBEE_A

      PL: 0

    2. Click the Write radio settings button .
  2. Set up the second XBee module (XBEE_B):
    1. Select the second XBee module.
    2. Click the Load default firmware settings button .
    1. Configure the following parameters:

      ID: D161

      DH: 0013A200

      DL: SL of XBEE_A (Enter the last eight characters of the MAC address for XBEE_A. Or select XBEE_A and find its SL value.)

      NI: XBEE_B

      PL: 0

    1. Click the Write radio settings button .

    After you write the radio settings for the XBee modules, their names appear in the Radio Modules area.

  3. For more information about the parameters, see the following table:
Parameter XBEE_A XBEE_B Effect
ID D161 D161 Defines the network that a radio will attach to. This must be the same for all devices in your network.
DH 0013A200 0013A200 Defines the destination address (high part) for the message.
DL

SL of XBEE_B

SL of XBEE_A

Defines the destination address (low part) for the message. The value of this setting is the SL (Serial Number Low) of the other module.

NI XBEE_A XBEE_B

Defines the node identifier.

Note The default NI value is a blank space. Delete the space when you change the value.

PL 0 0 Defines the transmitter output power level. When you are creating a mesh network, set this parameter to the lowest value (0) to help reduce the distance between the two devices.

 

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Configure the first two XBee modules in transparent mode updated on 11 May 2018 10:36:25 AM