This was a simple quickstart guide of how to use an xbee with arduino. Thanks If you have any questions ask in the comments section.
Step 4: Digi Program
Install X-CTU from Digi and open it up. Select the com port the xbee to computer adapter is on then press test/query. If it says that you are connected to it in any way then go to the "terminal" tab. See if you see the Arduino's serial. If you do not, switch the modules and see if it works. (X-CTU can be downloaded from this link: http://www.digi.com/support/productdetail?pid=3352&osvid=57&type=utilities)
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