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from joe kane:
Using the XBee Pro series 2 (XBP24-B) The ones without the antennae:

-Plug Xbee into the bottom USB port
-Open X-CTU
-Under "PC Settings > Com Port Setup > Select Com Port" choose USB Serial Port
-To make sure the XBee is working choose "Modem Configuration > Modem Parameters and Firmware > Read"
-If a screen titled "Info" pops up, unplug the XBEE FROM THE BREAKOUT BOARD. DO NOT unplug the breakout board from the USB port
-The screen should go away within 10 seconds (you may have to do this more than once)
-The current firmware should be loaded onto the screen

For a Coordinator:
-Under "Modem Configuration > Modem" choose XB24-B and under "Function Set" choose ZNET 2.5 COORDINATOR AT
-Click on "Addressing > NI - Node Identifier" and then "Set"
-Type in "COORDINATOR" and click "Ok"
-Choose "Modem Configuration > Modem Parameters and Firmware > Write"
-If a screen titled "Info" pops up, unplug the XBEE FROM THE BREAKOUT BOARD. DO NOT unplug the breakout board from the USB port
-The screen should go away within 10 seconds (you may have to do this more than once)
-If the firmware is loaded correctly, there should be a line that says "Write Parameters...Complete" near the bottom of the screen
-Switch to the "Terminal" tab
-Unplug the USB cord from the computer
-Plug the cord back in
-Choose "Terminal > Close Com Port" and then "Terminal > Open Com Port"  (same button)
-DONE!

For a Router/End Device:
-Under "Modem Configuration > Modem" choose XB24-B and under "Function Set" choose ZNET 2.5 ROUTER/END DEVICE AT
-Click on "Addressing > NI - Node Identifier" and then "Set"
-Type in "router1" and click "Ok" (The next router/end device will be "router2" etc.
-Choose "Modem Configuration > Modem Parameters and Firmware > Write"
-If a screen titled "Info" pops up, unplug the XBEE FROM THE BREAKOUT BOARD. DO NOT unplug the breakout board from the USB port
-The screen should go away within 10 seconds (you may have to do this more than once)
-If the firmware is loaded correctly, there should be a line that says "Write Parameters...Complete" near the bottom of the screen
-Switch to the "Terminal" tab
-Unplug the USB cord from the computer
-Plug the cord back in
-Choose "Terminal > Close Com Port" and then "Terminal > Open Com Port"  (same button)
-DONE!
-To program another router/end device, close X-CTU, unplug the USB cord from the computer and start from scratch

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