Particle Mesh Range


#1

Is the communication range of the particle mesh published anywhere?


#2

Great question!

You should expect that point to point range of the mesh network, which operates at 2.4GHz, to be roughly
comparable to bluetooth (tens of meters). It is also designed to co-exist with Wi-Fi in order to maximize range.

The great part about mesh, however, is that the endpoints do not all have to connect to a central network gateway like with Wi-Fi. So, the effective range of the network can be extended greatly by daisy-chaining endpoints together which allows messages to hop between mesh devices until it reaches a network gateway.


#3

Great, thanks.


#4

So compared to LORA it has a lot less range right?


#5

Correct considering the RFM95W LoRa Radios can give you 1 to 1.5 miles range using simple wire antennas and more using directional antennas.

Just posted some new simplified LoRa radio module code that compiles without errors via Particle DEV if your interested in testing these radios. I have not had time to test this new library code but plan on doing it soon. They are much simpler than the Radio Head libraries usually used with the RFM95 & 96 radios.


#6

Excellent will give it a spin!


#7

Did you ever get to test out the RFM95w radios?