Possibly, with all the stability issues in RC.25, I think the out-of-the-box range can only improve. I just bought some external antennas and I’ll be testing soon. But I’m still ready for the RC.26 firmware to improve things.
Sweet, thank you for posting this result.
Could you please state what antennas you did the test with ?
I used the ones I linked above. I’ve had the marco polo test running for about a week now and sometimes still do miss a response. Once the whole mesh stopped responding and i had to restart the gateway. I’m not really keen on investigating too much more till 0.8.0-rc26 comes out, since folks here are saying that it improves mesh stability significantly.
Hey folks! Wanted to jump into this thread to let folks know that RC.26 has been released with a couple of improvements that should improve the effective range between 3rd Gen devices.
- Increased the default nRF52840 transmit power by 8dBm
- Resolved some OpenThread stability issues which limit effective range of a device connected via a gateway device to the Particle Cloud
Instructions for upgrading are available here: