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Wifi Xbee Module - Ad Hoc Network

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I've setup two Xbee Wifi nodes into Ad-Hoc mode according to page 38 of the Difi WiFi document.

I do not see transparent communication between the serial terminal.

Is there a missing step or another tutorial for setting up Ad-Hoc Mode ?
asked Sep 12, 2013 in IEEE 802.11 (Wi-Fi) by lyncas New to the Community (9 points)
What version of XBee WiFi are you using S6 or S6B?
I'm using the s6b
same problem, S6B too

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If you are using the S6 module, then I would suggest going to the following website:


If you are using the S6B, ad-hoc isn't yet supported. You may be able to create a network, but data communications are not enabled. The next version of firmware will include both ad-hoc and soft AP modes that will make using a portable WiFi device such as a smartphone or tablet possible.

Check the AI status. If it is anything other than 0x00, it means the radios are not joined up to a network (in this case, just the two)
answered Sep 12, 2013 by Rocker1446 Seasoned Professional (228 points)
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The new version of firmware (2021) is now available.

You just need to contact Digi Tech Support. Easiest way is to create a case.


Once you have created a case, the support team will be able to deliver the new firmware to you.

Also, here is the link to the manual that corresponds to the 2021 firmware.

answered Oct 9, 2013 by Rocker1446 Seasoned Professional (228 points)
I want to send characters between 2 xbee s6b firmware 2021 in ad-hoc mode but my configation doesn't work :

the first xbee s6B configuration is :
Radio 1 - Ad-Hoc Creator


the second xbee s6b configuration is :

Radio 2 - Ad-hoc Joiner


i can't send characterers between the xctu terminal of the first and the second xbee.
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Hey Sissokomand,

you have to set the Xbee's to AP=0 (Transparant Mode) under the tab "Serial interfacing" otherwise you need API-Packages to send data to each other.

answered Apr 29, 2015 by sissokomad New to the Community (6 points)
You may also need to issue an ATRE, WR before you configure the radio for AdHoc mode.