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Questions tagged [6lowpan]

For questions about the 6LoWPAN (IPv6 over Low power Wireless Personal Area Networks) protocol, including how it works and its applications. Do not use this tag for any IPv6 communications - only questions about IPv6 over WPANs should use the [6lowpan] tag.

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Sending temperature sensor's data to Kaa-IoT platform via 6LoWPAN

I want to set up some sensors in different places, which are wire connected to my development board, Raspberry PI or Arduino. I'm going to send the data wirelessly but without using Wifi protocol, ...
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Are there 6LoWPAN based smart home platforms?

Current smart homes are just a particular IPv4 private network comprising new embedded devices (e.g., Thermostat) as well as generic computing devices (e.g., PCs) connected to the Internet through ...
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Are wireless mesh networks limited to PAN applications?

Reading about Zigbee, I see it described as a technology for creating personal area networks. I've also been reading about 6lowPAN, which seems to crop up in mesh settings, cementing the idea, at ...
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Does 6LowPAN stack helps in requirement of gateway?

After 6LowPAN stack. Every node can have the different internet IPv6 address. So, Is 6LOWPAN stack is present in GATEWAY or sensor mote as well? In a case of sensor mote, is a GATEWAY required? Can't ...
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Are there any 6LoWPAN to 3G gateways available on the market?

I'm looking for a gateway to pass from a 6LoWPAN over 802.15.4 network to 3G. Are there any on the market, or do I have to build one for myself based on Arduino or Raspberry Pi?
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Why does 6LoWPAN use additional header compression?

I've been reading about the 6LoWPAN protocol (which is used by Thread, among other network protocols), and it seems to be highly useful for networking, and has the advantage of allowing each device to ...