I am having a problem with the range of xbee900 pro hp (Xbp9b-dmst002).
I have two of them.
I used xctu to configure them with firmware version 8067 (not the latest).
I am using transparent setting with PL = 4
I also have two high gain antenna. The guy whom i bought these antennas did not gibe me their product name but said that they are around 14 dbi antenna. One of them is a black duck antenna (for transmitter) and the other is a slightly thin and has a helical (for receiver).
I did a range test using two different laptop and cbee were powered by fundino usb adapter for xbee (thiss seems to be the issue as usb port does not provide mich current).
All i am getting is around 40 ft range outside with one or two trees in between.
I know i am doing sth wrong. Please guide a bit.