On a whim I bought an Xbee “shield” at Radio Shack in the US and then proceeded to try and use it. The wiki directions appear to be out of date–the code is based on an old library version. Once I changed the code to the core softwareserial library, plugged the shield into two of my Arudinos it just sits there and blinks. Nothing on serial monitor when I send “+++”. Both my radios are working/configured with the Sparkfun USB explorer so that isn’t the issue. The details on my end are:
The shield is plugged into the Digital header marked 0 through 7 as well as the ICSP header
The two toggles are set to the left
I have a solid green power, solid green on and a blinking ASSOC led
Tried it on an older UNO board and a Duemilanove board. No response.
Any suggestions on how to proceed?