I am trying to set up a XBee network which has around 10 (industrial CNC) machines that all communicate using standard RS232. In AT mode I can communicate transparantly with one machine, but not with all 10.
So the solution would be to use API mode, but unfortunately I can’t find the way to set this up. Does the firmware support this type of communication? All I want is the XBee endpoint module to receive X bytes, pack it up in an API frame and send it to the communicator. Another solution would be to set up a microcontroller and let the microcontroller perform the packet generation…but Xbee should should be perfectly capable of doing that all by itself. Any thoughts on how to solve this?
By the way: I use XBee series 2 (ZB) modules.