I am new to the XBee product and to wireless communication. To make a start, I obtained the Digi XBee S2C DigiMesh 2.4 Kit.
Working though the tutorial, I can not get the Transparent Mode to work as described in the tutorial. When I type a message in the console on XBEE_A, the characters are echoed straight back. Nothing is received by XBEE_B and there is no activity on the Rx/Tx LEDs on XBEE_B.
The same occurs when attempting to send a message from XBEE_B to XBEE_A. I have verified that the jumper is NOT in the loopback position and verified many times that the ID and CH settings are the same.
Moving to API mode, a message frame can be successfully sent from XBEE_A to XBEE_B under API Mode 1.
I have also updated the firmware on both devices and the behaviour is the same. It seems there is a missing configuration for Transparent Mode that is not revealed in the tutorial instructions.
Any tips or hints would be greatly appreciated.