How to get XBP24 802.15.4 x 2 to communicate in AT mode (transparent)

2 x ZBP24 -AWI-001, sparkfun xbee explorer dongle and arduino uno with sparkfun xbee shield. Trying to get Arduino with shield and one Xbee to transmit data to other xbee on xbee explorer dongle into pc have not got anything from one xbee to another. Sketch works connected via usb with serial monitor confirming my data being send but when data sent to xbee for RF transmission no connection no handshaking nothing please assist, I know I must be missing something, but cant identify what it is !!!

how are the xbee’s configured? send their config files for reference.