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mc-Gateway / signal strength issue with mcGateway110???
« on: February 02, 2018, 10:09:41 am »

I have a signal strength issue with mcGateway110. I need support or suggestion to handle this.

I have attached some print screens from my mcStudio about gateway configuration window. You can see the connected mcGateway110, two mcModule120 and one mcDemo205 module. The modules were connected to the gateway and placed very close (some centimetres) to mcGateway (picture 1). Based on the forum mentioned values I have expected stronger RSSI values as they are visible on the attached picture (picture 1). The other pictures show the RSSI values from the modules are put into our refrigerator to test the signal strength. In this case there was not any application loaded on the modules.
The gateway was in different room as the refrigerator. There were two brick walls between the mcGateway and the module (distance was about 8 meters).
Could You explain me please, why are the RSSI values so weak in my cases (esspecially in case with picture 1)? Or are these values the real operation values?

picture 1: mcGateway_and_mcModules_RSSI-location_is_near.jpg
picture 2: mcGateway_and_mcModules_RSSI-location_is_in_refrigerator_01.jpg
picture 3: mcGateway_and_mcModules_RSSI-location_is_in_refrigerator_02.jpg
picture 4: mcGateway_and_mcModules_RSSI-location_is_in_refrigerator_03.jpg

Honestly I`m confused a little bit, because I do not know that there is still a problem with my mcGateway110 device (for a month ago there were a factory reset with the firmware) or there are some radio disturb in my environment.

Additional information: I haven`t tested the gateway and module communication in disturb less environment yet. All my tests were executed in our flat, located in a middling populated district.
I would be very happy if somebody could give me some feedback regarding the issues above.


I have the same issue.

- mcGateway110
                  * GwVersion: 0.9-958
                  * LpLanVersion: 09-615
- mcModule120 firmware: v0.9.615
- mosquitto: local server
- mcGateway connection to local network: wifi

Problem description:
Temperature application project (using MQTT class with method Lplan.Publish) from the GitHUB was running on the mcModule120. This program generates bacons in very short cycles for different topics (as .../Temerature, .../BatteryVoltage). I can receive a "lifecycle" bacon in the topic home/mcThings too and the greenLED blinks on the module if a bacon was sent to the MQTT server. I used a private MQTT sever with windows application-, mobile- and mcModule120 clients. After some hours the application- and mobile-client were still able to publish and receive messages, but I lost all bacons from the mcModule. The modul was alive, because the greenLED was still blinking and I could measure the required power voltage level (about 3V on the battery). So, I thought that the only problem could be at the mcGateway side. I restarted the gateway and after some secounds the bacons from the mcModule ware received in the topics again.

Any idea or solution to handle this issue?

Hi mc-Abe,

Thanks for you answer.
I have tried more times to get configuration data form the mcGateway and the results are allways the same.
Additional info: my mcGateway was connected to the home network trough wifi. In this case the gateway configuration window allways appeared about after 30 sec and there were allways some non editable textfileds. I received allways an error message - the data are not saved - if I tried to edit an active filed (for example the Time Zone) and save the data to the gateway. 
The descrided situation is allways reproducable.

I have done some other tests today. I have connected the mcGateway to the network trough LAN cable. The results are the followings:
1. mcGateway can connect to the mc Studio more faster as in the case with wifi
2. gateway configuration window appears very fast after the mouse click
3. but the gateway configuration window shows the same situation as in the case with wifi (there are some fields in grey - it seems they are the same fields)
4. edit the Time Zone (it is not grey) and save the data to the mcGateway does not cause any error message, but the modified data are not saved.

I have also tried to edit the GWSettings of virtualGW, but it seems that there are the same problems, grey fields. But here are all fields grey. See attachment.

Can there be any problem with my system configuration or settings? I use Win8.1 Pro 64 Bit. The .Net 4.6.2 Framework is installed with KB3151864 package.

Do you have any idea? What kind of settings should I check?

MQTT / mcGateway110 - How to change the configuration for MQTT server?
« on: January 02, 2018, 04:48:57 pm »
Hi mcThings Team,

I would like to send MQTT messages from my mcModule120 to my private MQTT server installed on a NAS which is connected to my private network. As I know, first I have to change the configuration of the MQTT server on the mcGateway110.

actual mcGate SW status:
- GwVersion: 0.9-958
- LpLan Version: 0.9-615

I have successfully connected the mcGateway to the mcStudio and the "Gateway Config" button was active on the "Device Maintenance and Connection" window, but on the "Gateway Configuration" window the MQTT Server textbox is never editable (it is always grey). I can edit only the port, username, password textboxes. (see attached screenshot)
Is there any possibility to set a private MQTT server for the mcGateway110?
It would be nice if you could describe the exactly steps and the requirements to change the MQTT settings.

Thanks a lot!

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