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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Getting Started with the XBee Internet Gateway (XIG)



The XBee Internet Gateway (XIG) is a Python script for Digi’s ConnectPort wireless to ethernet gateway which lets you connect your XBee wireless modules to the internet fairly easily. Jordan Husney, lead programmer of the XIG project, has started releasing a series videos all about XIG and what you can do with it. In the first video, Jordan introduces XIG and walks through the process of setting up the gateway. The XIG is also discussed in Rob Faludi’s Building Wireless Sensor Networks and is a core component of my own Networked On Air Light project. If you’re looking for a way to put your project online using wireless mesh networking, be sure to check out XIG.

The first in a series of video tutorials by the XBee Internet Gateway (XIG) project showing you how to get started using the XIG to enable your XBee-based designs to access the Internet.

More info on the XIG can be found at http://code.google.com/p/xig/

This video demonstrates where to get the XIG, how to install it on your Digi ConnectPort X gateway, and how to use an XBee to fetch web pages and abort long requests.

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