So after a month or two of fiddling I've had enough of the unstable nRF24L01+.
Been trying all sorts of tricks to try and these things working - the range is useless and everything I try doesn't seem to help.
Tried nRF24L01+, nRF24L01+ PA, capacitor, making sure its a stable 3.3V, extending antenna on nRF24L01+, used tin foil to stop noise, change channel numbers, transfer speed, nothing seems to help. Trued multiple devices - no go.
They only seem to work right next to each other. Going through 2 rooms is impossible. Sometimes it works, then it loses comms for 30 mins.
Today I tried replacing gateway and sensor with PA - range is even worse
Thinking of tossing them all out and going XBee. Expensive but its bound to be rock stable.
Read through so many posts on how to extend the range and am wondering if I'm the only one having headaches.