Questions tagged [networking]

For questions about networks of Internet of Things devices and their administration, management and security. Consider using more specific tags instead of this where they apply, since this tag is intended for generic questions about networking itself.

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How can I make hostnames accessible?

I am using the Sonoff-Tasmota firmware to configure ESP-8266 devices for my home automation system. These devices log onto the WiFi network and obtain IP addresses via DHCP. The problem is that ...
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Do all Internet connected Things use the same “Application - TCP - IP - Hardware” stack to communicate?

I am not particularly internet savvy, and IoT technologies are especially confusing for me. I was reading this Stanford white paper on internet structure. In Diagram 2, it shows a representation of ...
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ESP8266 fast HTTP GET response rate

While starting programming my ESP8266 to get continuously changing data (car position) from a server, I encountered a problem: I can't get the ESP8266 to receive the data from the server more than 3 ...
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Creating a private subnet by assigning IP's through DHCP

I am using an esp8266 wifi module if that matters. What I intend to do is connect the module to my home router and have other modules connect to this module and form a second layer, and to this second ...
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Securing small home automation setup

I have a small home automation lab (that I keep saying I'll expand, but haven't). In this setup, I have a control system to control lights (utilizing the x10 protocol), blinds, a Nest thermostat and ...
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What do I need to create my own personal cloud for IoT devices?

This is a subject I have been thinking of for a while, especially because the "IoT" concept has been floating around a lot lately. I will start with what I mean when I say "IoT". I know that the term ...
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When network provisioning happens through a hotspot (for a headless device), how can I notify the user of a failure when switching to station mode?

When a user connects to the hotspot of a headless device for configuring Wi-Fi credentials for device provisioning and if it fails to connect to Wi-Fi once Wi-Fi credentials are saved, the user doesn'...
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Connect IoT devices directly to Wi-Fi or through a VLAN?

I have a bunch of IoT switches connected to my Wi-Fi. I am aware of three possibilities to connect and control them. Through the Wi-Fi directly (like Samsung SmartThings does) Connect them to a ...
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How can I handle IP addresses changing when the router reboots with Home Assistant?

I have setup multiple lamps and sensors in my Home Assistant configuration. However, I want to know how to best handle the following scenario. If there is a problem with my router or a power cut and ...
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Is Bluetooth 3.0 suitable for a single-master multiple-slave network?

I have a data logger board with a SIM808 on it. It has Bluetooth 3.0 capability by the SIM808. The board itself implements a battery management system, capable of performing weight, humidity and ...
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What is a good reference for Ethernet Driver without an OS?

Soon I will be working on an Ethernet implementation for a bare metal (no OS) capability on an ARM-based processor. I am somewhat familiar with the Ethernet driver model in the Linux Device Drivers ...
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Can we setup a virtualized smart home in VMware for simulation purposes? [closed]

I want to assess an algorithm in an IoT network. Can we use VMware to setup a network of devices like TV, fridge as well as laptops and then analyzing service discovery packets which are being ...
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Will disabling my network's SSID broadcast cause my WPA encryption to be disabled? [closed]

I encountered this message when I tried to disable the SSID broadcast of my home network. Does this mean that my router's Wi-Fi connection will no longer be encrypted? Sorry I'm pretty new to ...
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Is Amazon AWS IoT recognised as being compliant with oneM2M standards? [closed]

I would like to know if Amazon AWS IoT are acknowledged as being compliant with the standards published by oneM2M. Specifically, the Functional Architecture standard seems relevant to the layer that ...
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How to debug a DLNA infrastructure?

I am stuck with a peculiar situation at home, and would appreciate any help. I have: Marantz NR1504 AV receiver, connected via PowerLan and Ethernet to the router/modem. Samsung SmartTV, connected ...
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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 ...
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Disadvantages of decentralized peer-to-peer networks in IoT

I have recently read an article about why IoT should switch from the now dominant centralized (server - client) model to a decentralized peer-to-peer solution. Reasons against centralization: ...
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Secure Home Network Partition for IoT Devices

What is the best approach to partitioning IoT devices from non-IoT devices at home? I have heard that setting up separate networks, one for IoT devices and one for everything else, is a good ...
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Can Mosquitto support multiple brokers?

I've been considering Mosquitto for a MQTT message broker for a home IoT network, but I'm concerned that the broker could be a single point of failure which could bring down my whole network if it ...
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How can I determine TV 'white space' frequencies for use with Weightless-W?

Weightless-W promotes itself as a "low power wide area (LPWAN) star network architecture operating in TV white space spectrum", and seems to suggest that this method of transmission has several ...
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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 ...
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Should I build isolated networks for IoT devices vs. regular computers? [duplicate]

In a home environment that will have both traditional computing activities (desktop and laptop computers, NAT storage devices, printers, etc.) and IoT devices (internet connected thermometers, ...

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