XCTU is preferred network configuration software for Xbee modules. This can be downloaded from
There are two versions -
- Next generation
- Legacy XCTU
I found Legacy XCTU more convenient and will suggest to download the same. Most of the tutorials on the internet used the Legacy one so it will easy to get a help from other folks.
It’s good to have ‘software serial’ library installed. Best way to install it to download the latest arduino IDE that have software serial lib in-built in it.
Install this from GitHub - johnmckerrell/xbee-arduino: Fork of the Arduino XBee library