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XBee Explicit Transmit Issue

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Hi all,

I'm trying to send a unicast message (API frame type 0x11) from a co-coordinator to an end-node, addressing the end-node using its 64 and 16-bit network address.

The problem is that the message is not always transmitted successfully. Instead I'm receiving a 0x24 Address Not Found message.

What's strange is that the 64 and 16-bit address of the end-node are written correctly and I've verified this by observing traffic on the PAN using the Texas Instruments SmartRF Packet Sniffer. Also, the end-node has been connected successfully to the PAN (in fact I receive data from it without any issues).

What could be the cause of this?

The packet I'm sending is this:

As can be seen from the above packet the end-node has IEEE address 00177A010605BADE and network address 2BC5.

I'm using an XBee S2C module with firmware version 0x40 0x5F.
asked Jul 18, 2018 in RF Solutions and XBee by mPul New to the Community (0 points)

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I am looking at the same problem as well. S2C model with latest firmware as of 8 March 2019.

It usually takes 2 retries that returns "Address not found" before it finally succeeds.

I have tried setting 16-bit address to FFFE and also to provide source routing before sending the message. Both doesn't help.

We have already invested a lot in this and it seems like that more devices added to the network, the worse it gets! I thought more devices makes the network "stronger"?

Can someone kindly advise pls.
answered Mar 13, 2019 by lavarox New to the Community (1 point)