We recently purchased the XBee Development Kit which came with the two XBee modules configured as ROUTER API and the XStick as COORDINATOR API.
All devices communicate with X-CTU, have the same PAN and Channel selections, and apparently can all “see” each other when using the Remote Configuration option.
I’ve been trying to get the devices to communicate using the Range Check and Terminal options, but with no luck so far and have a few basic questions:
Will these options work with API mode? (I tried to change them all to AT, but get a pop up message “Could not open output file, System Error, Access is denied” when trying to write.
Does API mode mean that a user application must be used?
What exactly does the Enable API checkbox do in regard to X-CTU?
In the Range Test, X-CTU switches to the Receive Tab as soon as START is pressed. Is the device actually transmitting at this point?
What is the “red loopback adapter” referenced in the X-CTU guide?
I’m sure it will be suggested, but yes I have downloaded and read through the Module Guide, Quick Start Guide and X-CTU Guide.
Any insights are appreciated.