Long range setup parts list


Part name & Notes


Purchase links

SparkFun XBee Explorer Dongle

This part acts as the bridge between the other components and your computer. It is a USB dongle where XBee modules can be plugged in. It utilizes an FTDI chip, if you are using Windows, you’ll need to download the driver at the following location:


$ 26

XBee 3 PRO ZigBee Module

This part is the radio module itself, which transmits and receives the data. This module is rated at 1 Mbps transmit speed, and maximum outdoor range of 3.2 kilometers in line of sight, and that maximum range decreases progressively the more objects are in its way, such as walls, trees or geographical features.

$ 30

RP-SMA male to SMA female adapter

$ 1.95

GW.71 2.4/5.8GHz 5dBi Dipole Antenna, RP-SMA(M) Hinged

This part drastically improves the performance and transmit/receiving distance of your XBee module.

$ 12