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how to network a receiver to a public server

My company use sensors on doors to track activity and access control on the doors for many sites throughout the UK. We need to log this activity by sending UDP packets from the sensor's receiver to ...
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Receiving Data from MacBAT 5 in python

I need to be able to communicate with a PLUM-EVC, MacBat 5 from a remote server using Python. I have been given parameters, IP and Port which are required to get the data from EVC. I am completely ...
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ESP8266 and MQTT not working with new router [closed]

Got a new router from the ISP and my ESP8266 NodeMCUs are causing problems, they need very long to connect to WiFi (3-4 mins), which wouldn't be that big of a problem, but they also don't connect to ...
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Access home security system through other network?

I'm looking to connect my phone to my building security cameras and gates. I've been using the same app I use on my wall-mounted tablet and managed to set all the settings correctly. The only problem ...
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Accessing IoT device from remote server using IP address

Is it possible to access an IoT device (which may be a HTTP REST Client or MQTT client) from remote web server over Internet and send text to that particular device (instead of broadcasting message ...
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Is it a good option to send images over LoRa network?

LoRa (Long Range) technology is one of the promising technology which offers long range communication with low power consumption. Therefore when building a device that can be deployed in a no ...
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WLAN Hotspot Internet sharing possibilities?

I figure this is the best place to ask. Many IOT devices need to be connected to a network, and sometimes require Internet access, but not 100% of the time. Usually it's fine to just connect them to ...
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Industrial programmable radio transceiver

(I hope this kind of questions are tolerated here. Otherwise, please say it in the comment and I will delete the question) I have to create a wireless network of over 200 devices, placed in the same ...
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What's the size in bytes of a single, TLS-encrypted MQTT message?

To determine the use of bandwidth usage, I need to know the exact size of a MQTT message sent from a device to a server. This message looks something like this: client.publish(topic="foo", payload="...
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Remote sensor cloud connection

i'm just starting out in Arduino, IoT etc; I was given the Elgoo Uno R3 Arduino starter kit at the weekend and i've been trying to soak it up. I would like to make a number of sensors for my van, ...
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Difference between Network, Communication, and Messaging protocol

My understanding is network protocols are BLE, Wifi, ZIgbee, etc. and messaging protocols are http, mqtt, etc. So my questions are: Is my understanding so far correct? Are network and communication ...
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MQTT Client behind router and Port forwarding for subscription of Client [closed]

I use MQTT (Mosquitto) and several ESP8266 for sensoring issues. I want that the clients also can "subsribe" to trigger actions on the clients. The MQTT Server is placed in a VLAN of my main router. ...
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CoAP protocol using californium java library

I am working with CoAP californium library using java and my problem is that I want to get the requested resource from client in the main function of server here .. public static void main(String[] ...
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Is Google home an IoT Device or a WSN base station?

They say Google home is an IoT device but it has the ability to control other devices like lights, Air conditioners, etc. (in smart homes) which is more like a base station in the Wireless sensor ...
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Does server running on local host constitute IoT? [closed]

I have created a network, using mobile hotspot (without internet connectivity), between microcontroller and pc.(intranetwork) The designed server right now works on the local host. Will this be ...
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Stream Raspberry Pi camera to Android/iOS over internet without port forwarding? [closed]

Problem : I want make live stream from my camera attached to Raspberry pi 3 b+, which is connected to home WiFi. Streaming should be over internet. So that any client like Android/ iOS can stream it ...
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Cellular Base station from ethernet

Does anyone know of any devices that can take an ethernet connection and turn it into 4g to act as a base station? I am trying to find a solution to test data connection for a significant amount of ...
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How to implement out-of-home when developing an IOT device?

I have a Raspberry Pi that tells you through web sockets and a sensor the amount of electricity you are spending in real time. I created an iPhone app as a front-end that basically just paints the ...
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Can portable routers be connected to power supply for months without damaging their batterry?

I am looking for a solution to provide internet connectivity to my iot device through a router which would not be affected by power failures (of no more than 3 hours). The options that I can see are ...
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What network technology can host 1000s of local IoT devices?

I'm analysing the technologies for an IoT device that would need to be installed in a commercial environment. The requirement is to install thousands (or maybe even tens of thousands) of small sensors/...
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What's the formal name of this network configuration?

I'm researching a network inside another that can't access the internet but can be accessed by the internet. I've seen terms like cascading and heard something like a "v" configuration but neither ...
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Simple NAT implementation on ESP32

I have an ESP32 wroom32 that has WiFi internally and an ethernet port. I want to be able to connect my phone to the WiFi and access a webserver running on the ethernet port. Schematically this looks ...
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How Smart Home devices communication works

I have a big doubt that I'm not able to solve. Basically, I want to understand how the smart device that I have in my home communicate with their servers, or better, how their servers can call its ...
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How to setup internet in neighbourhood, completely disconnected from regular internet? [closed]

I read in past (few years back), there is this device which can be installed, like a server and delivers access to websites in certain radius. It also uses WiFi and repeaters to provide access. This ...
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Using Raspberry Pi as a Lora Node for a TTN setup

I already have a LoRa gateway that I made using a NodeMcu with ESP8266 and now I want to send data from a Raspberry Pi 3 through that gateway to the TTN. The first thing that I did was to connect ...
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How to access internet-connected home when phone moves between LAN Wi-Fi and Cellular?

My 20-year-old home control computer is on my LAN and has incoming port forwards for remote access. My iPhone can access it either way, but I have to stop and think which connection it is using, so ...
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Microchip RN2903: TX/RX distance with internal antenna

My question is about the maximum transmission distance achieved with the Microchip SoC RN2903, only using its internal antenna. I've been doing field tests in urban environments, with this module and ...
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Connect to I/O remote through VPN router

I have two I/O remotes hooked up to a router running as an OpenVPN client. I am trying to connect to the devices from remote, but it is not working. The VPN connection works fine, and I can access ...
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Is static IP needed if using VPN to connect to IoT devices?

I have an IoT solution that I need to connect to from remote. I don't have access to open ports nor set static IPs on-site where the IoT devices will be hosted so I was looking for other solutions. ...
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Connect IoT devices to AWS

I have a Moxa I/O Remote connected to a Raspberry Pi running some scripts through pymodbus. I am using MQTT to publish & receive changes/requests in the I/O remote to a web service. The idea is ...
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How can I use End-to-end encryption in sensors network?

I have been reading about XMPP and its extensions. One of them called (XEP-xxxx: Sensor-Over-XMPP) which is really interesting. I have read also about another XMPP extension which is OMEMO protocol ...
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Efficient Server- and Protocol structure for raspberry, smartphone and 3rd-party-device network

I am new to this forum and this field. I am looking forward to good criticism and tutorials/links/instructing suggestions to build a nice system with as less effort as possible while achieving all ...
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Remote com (serial) connection through cellular IoT

We need to be able to make a com (serial) connection remotely off site from PLC type device. We have completed a POC for sending some signals to Azure IoT utilizing a Siemens IoT2020 running linux ...
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How to convert messages between CoAP and MQTT protocols?

I am a master student and my topic is about making protocol conversion among IoT communication protocols for example between CoAP and MQTT in order to make the devices that use MQTT protocol to ...
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Could not ping ESP8266 Wifi module connected to an Arduino

I have been working with a water flow counter which sends data over wifi. I'm using an ESP8266 wifi module. Everything is correctly connected and I've gotten to the point where it's correctly ...
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Sending Data via a Local Network [closed]

I'm sure there is a very easy answer to this but I'm struggling to search for the answer on Google due to missing crucial technical knowledge and terminology. If I have two phones that are 1km ...
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How to connect 1 million devices over Layer 3 IP-protocol

I have edited the question after reading about MAC-to-MAC protocol (RMII/MII) here: https://community.nxp.com/thread/316374. My IOT device looks like a USB stick. I am building a datacenter for 1 ...
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Embedded C—check internet connection

Is there any way to check if actually my embedded device has a working connection (i.e. can reach the WAN)? My device has no RTOS, so I cannot rely on OS functionalities like ping. I can see that the ...
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Synchronized data between Hardware's storage and Server's database

I saw in China's bus system, that there are devices inside the bus which can handle e-payments. The process is something like this: Passengers come in the bus. Passengers use a QR-code in their ...
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When using LTE-M's eDRX mode, is the TCP connection still open?

We currently have an IoT device, that connect to our servers using a raw TCP connection over 2G, and from times to times the device send a "keep-alive"-ish message , as we've seen it's consume less ...
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How can a device get the SSID and Password of my Network without WPS?

I'm studying ways to make an IoT device access an user´s wifi network. I know about the WPS way, where the device 'broadcast' a signal and the router, after being commanded to listen, 'receive' it and ...
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Raspberry Pi outdoor connectivity for large farm [closed]

I have several raspberry pi zeros connected to agricultural sensors in a large farm(1500+ acres). What is my best solution for getting the agricultural data from them wirelessly? I want to get the ...
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What do ACK, SB, SF, LG, RES mean in Sigfox network?

I found these abbreviations in an official documentation and I don't know what they are stand for. Can you explain it to me please? I know that it is basic question.
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SIM5320 MQTT TCP connection closing unexpectedly after time

I have been working on an MQTT protocol using the SIM5320. I am familiar with the AT command documentation, and have a working implementation with an Arduino. Firstly, I open a network socket with AT+...
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How to make node select the least preferable parent as preferred parent in RPL protocol?

I would like to simulate in Cooja the following: one of the nodes selects the worst parent that provides the worst routing information as its preferred parent i.e. it breaks the Objective Function ...
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How can I push data from car-mounted microcontrollers to a remote server?

Firstly, I'm a newbie in the IoT field. Hardware parts are quite new to me. I want to make a small project. That is creating a box attached into a car that can keep track its location and temperature....
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Is there any way to access local server from outside without port forwarding? [duplicate]

Situation I need to access an ESP8266's Wi-Fi local server from outside. Like Xiaomi Yeelight (YeeLight Introduction Web Site Link) or LOHAS LED (LOHAS LED Web Site), I have to control it from ...
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Protocol for over 300 metres and minimum of 20 kbytes datarate?

We are trying to choose the most suitable connection protocol for wearable devices, with the following constraints: 300 - 500 devices will simultaneously connect About 1 km2 site area—coverage is ...
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SSH into an Orange Pi connected to the internet via 2G GSM module

I wanted to SSH into my Orange Pi remotely. It will be connected to the Internet via a 2G GSM module. How should I go about it? Usually it's ssh username@ip address. The setup isn't implemented yet so ...
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Build a “Smart Home”—Lack of Security [closed]

I am preparing to make my home smarter and for some reasons I am not happy. I read several articles about secure the smart home, but there was no clear solution. I don't know why, but it seems that ...