I’m writing to you in regards the Mesh devices. My setup consists of an Argon gateway and 3 Xenon nodes. All up to date to the latest firmware.
I’ve tried all available resources (at least that’s what I think) to find a solution to my issue, explained just below:
I’ve added all devices mentioned above to the same Mesh Network. I did it using the Particle CLI because I was not able to achieve the same through the Particle mobile app for Android (don’t know why).
I also flashed the tinker app to all said devices to rule out any issues rendered from my real code.
After flashing all devices with the tinker app, unplugging them from my computer and connecting them to a power source different from my computer, Xenon devices no longer connect to the mesh network.
Once I plug them back to the computer, all together, they connect to the mesh network successfully.
I even connected some of the Xenon nodes to a different computer and it worked as expected. With this in mind, I kind of sense they require, somehow, a serial device to work properly because an external power source does not work at all.
Here a link to the video showing this behavior
I’d very much appreciate if someone could give some light on it as given this issue, Mesh devices cannot be deployed and the reliability cannot be guaranteed and ensured Xenon devices will connect correctly to the Mesh network in the outdoor powered by an external source.