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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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Automatic link failure detection methods in ZigBee networks

Given a ZigBee mesh network with several nodes in it. There are established links between each node via router nodes. If Node A wants to send a message to Node Z for the first time then Node A must ...
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Can I control Philips Hue lights locally using Samsung SmartThings?

SmartThings v2 Hubs can process some automations locally: Some preconfigured automations can run locally. Manual, on-demand control of a device or SmartApp through the SmartThings mobile app always ...
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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 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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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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Could a blockchain really prevent malware in the Internet of Things?

This article claims that using a blockchain-based security system for an IoT network would prevent some types of attacks: Blockchain technology may help offer an answer. Gada observes that blockchain ...
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Extreme modification suggestions for a Wi-Fi enabled hairbrush?

L'Oreal have launched a Wi-Fi enabled hairbrush, which is an IoT device. I am wondering how I can repurpose it. I am looking for serious suggestions as to how I could modify it, or connect it to ...
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Would using a Tor wifi router make IoT more secure?

Would using a Tor wifi router make IoT more secure from attacks etcetera? These routers provide a Tor client, and also tunnel all internet traffic through a VPN. This anonymises your internet access ...
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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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How to select simple light weight IoT server for development?

We are exploring the different IoT use cases and solutions. In order to facilitate the exploration, experimentation, design, development and testing of possible solution, I am investigating the ...
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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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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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Is Wi-Fi HaLow unsuitable for IoT applications because it operates in unlicensed frequencies?

The Wi-Fi Alliance's relatively new Wi-Fi HaLow (802.11ah) specification seems to be ideal in some characteristics for IoT devices: Wi-Fi HaLow will enable a variety of new power-efficient use ...
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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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Does XMPP have a large overhead for IoT devices sending short, frequent messages?

I've been reading about XMPP as a potential communications protocol for IoT devices but, after reading one source, I'm unsure whether it's really an appropriate protocol if you're concerned about ...
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How can I check if my IoT devices are infected with the Mirai worm?

I've recently heard about the Mirai worm, which infects vulnerable routers, IoT devices and other internet-connected appliances with insecure passwords. Mirai is suspected of being the cause of some ...
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Can I monitor my network for rogue IoT device activity?

In order to mitigate or manage the risk from having some of the devices on my home network compromised, is it feasible to monitor network traffic so as to detect a compromise? I'm specifically ...
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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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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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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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