I am setting up my XBee radio using the official X-CTU tool. The XBee is connected to a USB XBee explorer. The first time I did it was a few weeks ago, and I kept getting errors (see below), but however not constantly. Today, I have not been able to make a single piece of communication with the modem without needing a reset.
I open X-CTU, pick the correct COM-port, and click "Test / Query". I get this error message:
I then reset the XBee by short-wiring pin 5 and 10 (my Arduino does not have a reset button). Instantly the error message disappears, and I get the expected result.
If I click Retry, I get the first error message again. Every time, out of at least ten trials, the error message appeared after clicking Retry, and every time, the correct infobox appears after resetting by short-wiring.
Is my XBee simply broken, or what is going on here?