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Questions tagged [mesh-networks]

For questions about the mesh network topology and its connection to the Internet of Things. Use this tag where the question specifically relates to the topology (e.g. why you might use this topology over another), but not where you are merely using a mesh topology and it isn't relevant to the question.

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Requirement for a mesh network using Zigbee or similar technology

I have a requirement to design a proprietary monitoring system. (There's some intellectual property involved so I'll describe the system with a slightly altered purpose.) Imagine a large factory ...
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A low cost alternative option for ZigBee stack in mesh network of sensors

We're in the step of making design decision for a wireless mesh network of individual sensors which is going to be low cost. At first research I decided to use MQTT for application layer and global ...
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ZigBee sleep problem

I recently built a XBee network (using Firmware version 9000 of Digimesh 2.4 TH function set of XB24c family). Currently I use the DTR pin to put XBee to sleep, and this configuration works perfectly. ...
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Sensor using X10 power line protocol connection to Raspberry Pi

I'm on connecting my Raspberry Pi 3B board with X10 EagleEye Motion Sensor using X-10 CM11A ActiveHome Serial interface. Can anybody share a library(C/C++, Java, Python) or open source tool used to ...
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Is wireless mesh a poor choice for sleepy devices?

I've been thinking about what it would take to build a temperature sensor network for the block of apartments I live in. A wireless mesh, if it would work at all, would have some nice features. In ...
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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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ESP8266 Mesh Network Root Node

I am working on a mesh network based on ESP8266 and it all seems to be working fine using sample code from EasyMesh by Coopdis. In his/her example, 3 ESP8266's enroll in the mesh and serves a simple ...
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WiFi Mesh on Windows IoT core

I have a project where I need to create a Wi-Fi mesh network of nodes sharing a distributed mesh database that requires relatively quick search access on each node. I was initially thinking of running ...
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Rearrange Z-Wave network

I bought a Z-Wave E27 light bulb to command a lamp from my PC for specific alerts. Obviously I had to plug it into the outlet to include it into the Z-wave network. During a few minutes it worked : I ...
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Do protocols based on the publish-subscribe pattern negate the benefits of mesh networks?

Protocols that are modelled on the publish-subscribe pattern such as MQTT and AMQP require a centralised message broker to co-ordinate messages being sent and received. This does not pose much of a ...
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Why are mesh networks used more frequently for IoT networks?

Many common IoT communication protocols I've researched have adopted a mesh topology (for example ZigBee, Thread and Z-Wave), which is a significant contrast to the usual star topology of Wi-Fi, where ...