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Jan 03, 2012, 11:55 AM
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how to configure a pair xbee pro 900 for mk

I just got a order in from sparkfun containing 3 xbee pro 900 (incl one spare)
Also i got 2 usb boards a d 2 explorer regulator boards

Installed x-ctu and updated 2 boards to firmware 8062
the function sets shown in the modem config screen do not match the explanation on so i would like to know how to make these talk to each other.

What function sets do i need to choose and then in each what settings are needed for the link?

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Jan 03, 2012, 11:58 AM
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You shouldn't need to do anything, a default config should work.
However, those xbee regulated explorers from sparkfun still ship with a diode you needto remove/short.
There's also a couple threads for this on forums.

Other than setting baudrate at 57600 I don't remember needing to change anything else on 900mhz xbees. Its the 2.4ghz stuff that needs more settings
Jan 03, 2012, 12:05 PM
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can i test if it work using only one computer or should i get a second one also running x-ctu ?
when i select read in the modem config the function set is set to xbee pro digimesh 900.
The tutorial on the mikrokopter site states one needs to be set to "COORDINATOR" and the other as "ROUTER"; is this outdated?
Jan 03, 2012, 12:16 PM
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That is either outdated and/or for 2.4G stuff which is different from 900mhz.
You're using them with MK, why not just hookup the regulated explorer to your FC/Navi (after removing/shorting the diode) and then connect USB explorer to PC?
That would be the easiest way to test, otherwise i think you can run a couple copies of x-ctu and use USB explorers to check...
Jan 03, 2012, 12:21 PM
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ok il try that first

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