With your USB sticks inserted, let windows find the drivers if they haven't already been installed. Drivers can also be found on the software tab of the Downloads page, but if you've plugged the USB sticks in before then they are probably already installed.
Open up ANTwareII. Your devices should show up on the left hand side. They'll be named something like Device A and Device B. Keep in mind that they may be named other letters but it’s not a big deal.
At any time you can hit the refresh button at the top of the available devices panel to scan again for new devices.
1) Now you get to configure the channels! Let’s say you want to make A your master and B your slave. Click on Device A to view its channels. Now in the central panel you should see a selection of new options and buttons.
2) Right under the title "Device A: Channel 0" you'll see the Mandatory Channel Setup group box. Start with the Channel Assignment section and select Master (selected by default).
Expand the Channel Assignment box. More options will appear, which will make sense if you have read the ANT Message Protocol and Usage document. Press Assign.
Check for confirmation in the "Feedback display" box.
3) Now that Device A is definitely a master, it’s time to set the Channel ID. Expand the Channel ID box. These parameters define what kind of device is transmitting what type of data, and which specific device it is.
Feel free to choose arbitrary values here if you're just looking to connect your devices for the first time, or leave them as the default values. Press Set ID. Check out the Feedback display again.
4) What’s next? The device won't actually transmit until the channel is "open". Up until now, we've just configured the channel. Go ahead and hit the big Auto-Open button to start transmission.
As a shortcut, hitting Auto-Open at any time that the configurable parameter boxes are highlighted yellow will Assign/Set/Accept their values across the board in one swift motion. Play around with that if you like.
1) Select the device you want to be the slave. I'll assume Device B for this. You'll see the same options and button in the centre as before.
This time, choose "Slave" under the Channel Assignment box.
2) For a slave Channel ID, you can either specify all three parameters, so that you'll only ever receive from a master with the same Channel ID parameters, or you can be more flexible.
Assigning any of the Channel ID parameters to 0 will "wildcard" that parameter. This means that the slave will adopt that value from the master it begins communicating with.
If all three parameters are wildcarded, the slave will communicate with the first master it hears that is at the same Radio Frequency (bottom of the window).
Note that wildcarded values are no longer wild once the slave has found a master - the slave will adopt the master's parameters and keep them!
3) Pressing Auto-Open will make your slave available for communication. You should be seeing the data being transmitted between the devices in the "feedback display".