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  • Tutorial - Synapse SNAP-RF Hints | about 2 years ago

    The SNAP Reference Manual listed on Sparkfun for download is version K. I does not contain anything about the RF266PC1. Go to Synapse.com and download the latest SNAP Reference Manual ver. L dated 6-21-2012. It does have 3 pages on the RF266PC1 (pgs. 165-167). Synapse still doesn’t have any helper/example scripts specifically for the RF266 in their Portal software, but they are planning on releasing a new version soon. Maybe it will have some scripts for the RF266.

  • Product WRL-11279 | about 2 years ago

    The SNAP Reference Manual listed above for download is version K. I does not contain anything about the RF266PC1. Go to Synapse.com and download the latest SNAP Reference Manual ver. L dated 6-21-2012. It does have 3 pages on the RF266PC1 (pgs. 165-167). Synapse still doesn’t have any helper/example scripts specifically for the RF266 in their Portal software, but they are planning on releasing a new version soon. Maybe it will have some scripts for the RF266.

  • Tutorial - Synapse SNAP-RF Hints | about 2 years ago

    Just received 2 of these from SparkFun. I want to be able to use them with Synapse Portal but have been unable to erase the AT script that comes pre-installed on them as described in SparkFun’s tutorial Synapse SNAP-RF Hints. I tried everything suggested in the tutorial to do a reset about a hundred times but nothing works. I even connected a momentary switch between RST and GND. I am using XBee Explorers WRL-09819 and WRL-08687. Over on the Synapse forum there was some discussion that USB to Serial drivers cause problems like this. It sounds like others have successfully used XBee Explorers, though. I’m waiting to hear back from Synapse support. Anyone have any suggestions or ideas?

    UPDATE: I resolved my problem of not being able to reset and erase my new RF266PC1’s but thought I would post this followup in case someone else runs into this issue.

    After several frustrating hours trying to get my 64 bit desktop (Intel Core i7-2600 CPU) computer to recognize the RF266’s, I finally dug out my old 32 bit notebook and installed Portal. Using the same SparkFun Explorers and cabling, I was immediately able to reset the RF266’s and erase the AT Commands script. Both RF266’s can now connect to Portal just fine on the 32 bit notebook.

    I should also say both my 64 bit desktop and 32 bit notebook are running fully updated Windows 7 and using the latest FTDI drivers for the SparkFun (USB - Serial) Explorers. Also using the latest Portal ver 2.4.31.

    Then I connected them back up to my 64 bit desktop expecting them to connect now that the AT Commands script had been erased. Nothing - neither would connect - both timeout.

    The issue seems to be that either Portal can’t run on a 64 bit machine with my CPU or FTDI’s 64 bit drivers don’t work. I did go to FTDI’s site and re-install their latest 64 bit driver, although it appeared to be the same one already installed. Didn’t help.

    So, it looks like I’m going to be running the RF266’s on my old notebook for now.

  • Product WRL-11279 | about 2 years ago

    Just received 2 of these from SparkFun. I want to be able to use them with Synapse Portal but have been unable to erase the AT script that comes pre-installed on them as described in SparkFun’s tutorial Synapse SNAP-RF Hints. I tried everything suggested in the tutorial to do a reset about a hundred times but nothing works. I even connected a momentary switch between RST and GND. I am using XBee Explorers WRL-09819 and WRL-08687. Over on the Synapse forum there was some discussion that USB to Serial drivers cause problems like this. It sounds like others have successfully used XBee Explorers, though. I’m waiting to hear back from Synapse support. Anyone have any suggestions or ideas?

    UPDATE: I resolved my problem of not being able to reset and erase my new RF266PC1’s but thought I would post this followup in case someone else runs into this issue.

    After several frustrating hours trying to get my 64 bit desktop (Intel Core i7-2600 CPU) computer to recognize the RF266’s, I finally dug out my old 32 bit notebook and installed Portal. Using the same SparkFun Explorers and cabling, I was immediately able to reset the RF266’s and erase the AT Commands script. Both RF266’s can now connect to Portal just fine on the 32 bit notebook.

    I should also say both my 64 bit desktop and 32 bit notebook are running fully updated Windows 7 and using the latest FTDI drivers for the SparkFun (USB – Serial) Explorers. Also using the latest Portal ver 2.4.31.

    Then I connected them back up to my 64 bit desktop expecting them to connect now that the AT Commands script had been erased. Nothing – neither would connect – both timeout.

    The issue seems to be that either Portal can’t run on a 64 bit machine with my CPU or FTDI’s 64 bit drivers don’t work. I did go to FTDI’s site and re-install their latest 64 bit driver, although it appeared to be the same one already installed. Didn’t help.

    So, it looks like I’m going to be running the RF266’s on my old notebook for now.

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