XBEE WIRELESS

SETTING UP A WIRELESS NETWORK WITH TWO XBEES

X-CTU

http://www.digi.com/support/kbase/kbaseresultdetl.jsp?kb=125

COOLTERM

http://download.cnet.com/CoolTerm/3000-2383_4-10915190.html

1) DOWNLOAD X-CTU ON A WINDOWS OPERATING SYSTEM

2) MAKE SURE THAT YOUR DEVICE MANAGER RECOGNIZES YOUR USB AS A COM DRIVER

3) OPEN X-CTU AND MAKE SURE THAT THE COM DRIVER IS VISIBLE IN THE COM PORT WINDOW

4) SELECT MODEM CONFIGURATION

5) IDENTIFY WHICH X-BEE WILL ACT AS A ROUTER AT AND WHICH WILL BE A COORDINATOR AT (WRITE DOWN THE LAST LINE OF NUMBERS FROM THE BACK OF EACH XBEE )

6) NOW IN MODEM CONFIGURATION, SELECT THE APPROPRIATE SETTINGS AND CLICK ON WRITE BUTTON

  • COORDINATOR AT (XB24-ZB  |  ZIGBEE COORDINATOR AT | HIGHEST VERSION NUMBER)
  • ROUTER AT (XB24-ZB | ZIGBEE ROUTER AT | HIGHEST VERSION NUMBER)

7) NOW MOVE INTO TERMINAL PROGRAM SUCH AS COOLTERM, IF YOUR IN WINDOWS AND USING X-CTU, YOU CAN STAY IN THERE JUST CLICK ON THE TERMINAL TAB.

8 ) OPTIONS -> LOCAL ECHO (TOO BE ABLE TO SEE WHAT YOUR DOING)

9) PRESS +++ … DO NOT CLICK ENTER OR DELETE AFTER, SHOULD RESPOND WITH AN OK

10) TYPE ATID + CLICK ENTER (RESPONDS WITH 0)

11) TYPE ATID####   (#### – IS A PAN ID OF YOUR OWN NETWORK, RANDOM (0 – FFFF)) + CLICK ENTER

12) TYPE ATDH 0013A200 +CLICK ENTER

13) ATDL ########(THE LAST ROW OF NUMBERS ON THE OPPOSITE XBEE)

BEHNAZ – BABA

LEE  – E110

VICTOR – a36a

ALVARO – 1911

LEIF – 928

THOM – 3737

CHRIS – DDB

SCOTT -F2D2

MINHO -1980

HILAL – 1297

OYLUM – 0308

BREE – 3233

ANDY – AA42

YURY – ABBA

14) IF YOU HAVE RECEIVED AN OK AFTER EVERY ENTR, ENTER ATWR (SAVE) + ENTER

Here is what your session will look like:

+++OK

atid#### OK

atdh 0013a300 OK

atdl(opposite xbee) OK

atwr OK

15) IF YOU ARE HAVING TROUBLE, YOU CAN TROUBLE SHOOT BY REFERENCING BUILDING WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKS CHAPTERS 1+2

GOOD LUCK!