Author Topic: Possible range between McModule - McGateway  (Read 355 times)

Nick_W

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Re: Possible range between McModule - McGateway
« on: September 18, 2016, 09:07:53 am »
I have a discussion on how to improve range under  mc-Product General. See here: http://mcthings.createaforum.com/misc/considerations-on-wireless-range/

There are a lot of things you can do to improve the range.

If modules could talk to modules without a gateway, you could do triangulation, and/or make a mesh network. This is very complex though, and could burn through battery power. So, no you can't do this at the moment, and I don't know if there are any plans for this.

As to multiple gateaways, there is a discussion about this in the forums here. Basically you are right, a module is tied to the gateway that downloaded its code, but multiple gateways can be registered to each module, in which case the one with the best signal wins. The information is stored on the gateway, not the module.

See here: http://mcthings.createaforum.com/mc-gateway/multiple-mcgateways/msg832/#msg832

The gateway knows which modules it has connected to, and stores that info, so if you connect from more than one gateway, the module can talk to either gateway. Beacons on the other hand are broadcast. All gateways in range will receive them.
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