We recently purchased a pair of XBee PRO (Series 2 Mesh, S2B) and the XStreamBEE Board and have had nothing but problems.
First, the USB to FTDI cable is not recognized by any computer we have tried, in either Windows 7 or Linux. Plugging in the cable does not cause the computer to see a new device. No voltage is seen on the 5V pin on the cable, LEDs on the xbeestream adapter do not light up.
We then try to interface the adapter directly with an arduino, using the arduino as the USB to serial adapter. It works intermittently at best, but the power LED will often blink along with the TX and RX lights.
We also tried using this adapter with a series 1 point-to-point xbee. It behaved the same, but then it bricked our xbee, and now we can't even connect to it with an adapter we know is good :-(
Has anyone had similar problems with or any success with those XStreamBee boards?
XBee Pro S2B:
FTDI USB Cable: