I soldered two xbee adapter kits (http://adafruit.com/products/126
) today and was planning on connecting two Arduinos via the xbee serial connection.
When I connect the xbee adapters to the 5v/Ground pins I get a solid green light. Reading the instructions, it seems the green light is supposed to flash. Does a solid light mean something is wrong? I cannot seem to send or receive serial data via the xbees.
Also, I was hoping to get things up and running without having to configure the xbees with X-CTU. Do I have to configure the xbee modules to allow them to correctly work? If they do require configuration, can they be configured through a chip-less Arduino (instructions at the end of this page: http://www.ladyada.net/make/xbee/wiring.html