I’m new to this forum, but I hope it’s ok to start with a question!
I’m trying to communicate with my Parallax ActivityBot wirelessly with Xbee, but the Xbee module is not found by XCTU or in my Device Cloud account (something show up in Device Cloud, but it can’t recognize it as an Xbee).
1 Parallax ActivityBot with the Propeller Activity Board (Xbee socket integrated)
1 Xbee Wi-Fi S6B, Wire Antenna
A USB cable connects the board to my Windows 8.1 PC.
The power is on.
According to Parallax, this setup should work.
I was able to do the steps described in the Quick Start Guide: XBee Wi-Fi Cloud Kit, and ended up here:
So I started at step 2:
and made an account (Europe Cloud, because I’m from Norway). I tried to “add new device”, but it can’t find any Xbee module. My Xbee is discovered as something, but it doesn’t seem like the cloud recognize it as an Xbee and I fail to add the device. The only information the cloud gets from the device is the Device ID (00000000-00000000-00409DFF-FF5DF75F) and MAC address (00409D:5DF75F).
XCTU recognizes a COM port, but can’t find any Xbee when scanning, and I tried with every possible option. I get the message “try to reset your Xbee”, and I tried that by connecting a wire between the correct pins on the Xbee, with negative results.
When I connect a wire to the LED pin on the Xbee, it flashes constantly with a constant period.
I don’t have any communication problems with the Activity Board and my PC, it’s only the Xbee module I have problems with.
Tell me if you need more information, and I hope you understand what the problem might be.