Xbee Module

Discussion in 'Wireless & RF Design' started by microp101, Jan 30, 2011.

  1. microp101

    Thread Starter New Member

    Jan 30, 2011
    I'm trying to purchsae the Xbee module to relay micro p information wirelessly to my home network, but I'm having trouble understanding the basic functioning of such a device. For example, can the Xbee Module interact directly with my home router or home computer? Can someone please explain how this device works at a fundamental level? I'm a beginner, and the technical jargon in the instructions makes no sense to me. Thanks. :)
  2. blueroomelectronics

    AAC Fanatic!

    Jul 22, 2007
    The XBee modules are sort of similar to dial up modems. They even use a variation of the AT command set. They don't connect directly to your home router, they do connect serially to RS232 and USB ports via an adapter board that is part of the XBee evaluation kit. If Home Automation is your thing the XBee S2 (ZigBee) is probably a better choice.