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Building Wireless Sensor Networks by Robert Faludi

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Configuring XBee

Any time you aren’t able to use X-CTU, you can configure any XBee that’s in AT command mode by using a serial terminal program. In the previous chapter we covered a variety of serial terminal software. Here we’ll show two different programs, Tera Term for Windows and CoolTerm for Macintosh (CoolTerm also works on Windows).

Settings

No matter what program you use, you’ll need to configure your software to use the communication settings shown in Table 2-2.

Table 2-2. Default XBee settings for serial terminal software

Baud

9600

Data

8 bit

Parity

None

Stop bits

1

Flow control

None

Line feed

CR+LF or Auto Line Feed

Local echo

On

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