Range extendsion



  • What is the best way to extend you receiving field over a large area . Example : I want to receive info from a node over 100 meter.

    What is the best option: making another GW ? ( and if this is the solution how do i make this work ?)
    or is there a beter way ?

    Thank you !


  • Mod

    @dennis_henk it depends on your topology and other requirements.
    See https://www.mysensors.org/about/network#the-radio-communication for some information on what a repeater and a gateway is.

    What transport are you using? Nrf24?

    Some possible options:

    • wired ethernet to a remote gateway - maybe the least complex solution
    • rfm69 at 868/900MHz or 433 MHz - lower frequency generally has better range, but bounces less so it is not always better
    • repeater(s) - if you have active power available along the way
    • pa+lna radios - can get much better range but consumes more power and is more troublesome
    • better antennas
    • rs485 transport - might be an alternative to the ethernet cable

    or a combination of some of the above.



  • I think also the method.

    • wired ethernet to a remote gateway - maybe the least complex solution

    Is the best way. But how does this work ? especially with the programming side ?


  • Mod

    @dennis_henk the programming side is simple :) Follow the instructions here https://www.mysensors.org/build/ethernet_gateway


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