obniz Devices connect to each other to create a Wi-Fi network.
Connect even in places where Wi-Fi cannot reach.
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Wi-Fi MESH allows devices with a common MESH ID to connect to each other via Wi-Fi and automatically expand the Wi-Fi area.
Even in places and environments where Wi-Fi cannot reach, you can build IoT services with obniz without installing additional Wi-Fi access points (Wi-Fi routers).
The MESH network expands the Wi-Fi area, allowing Wi-Fi to reach even hard-to-reach areas.
With Wi-Fi MESH, only the root device needs to connect to the access point (AP).
Automatically builds a mesh network at the device's destination.
Whether adding or moving devices during operation, unexpectedly losing power to a device, or removing/replacing a device, the mesh network is automatically rebuilt.
The figure shows an example of self-healing in the case of a failure of device C.
Build MESH with other devices (obniz) that have the same MeshID. Just add the "MeshID" when setting up the network, no difficult settings are required.
You can check the connection status of the mesh network and the distance from the access point on the obniz developer's console.
Devices that have been operating with a regular Wi-Fi connection can be switched to Wi-Fi MESH without changing their programming.
Q. Can I connect devices/equipment other than obniz to the obniz MESH network?
obniz Wi-Fi MESH can be used with any device that has a version of obnizOS (3.5.0 or later) installed that supports Wi-Fi MESH. To use this service, you need to sign up for a Wi-Fi MESH connection plan. Please contact us for details.
Q. Is the Wi-Fi itself extended?
No, only obniz devices will be able to connect to the Wi-Fi, so it does not mean that obniz devices are expanding the Wi-Fi area.
Q. Is the number of units seen from the access point the number of units connected to the mesh, or what about IPs?
From the access point, only one unit appears to be connected.
Only one IP is required, and the number of connections required to connect to the cloud does not change. However, the communication volume will increase as more devices are added.
Q. How many devices can be connected in a MESH network?
The number of layers* (hops) can be up to 6, and the number of devices can be up to 100 (nodes).
However, the theoretical communication speed is halved for each layer down. A decrease in communication speed may result in a decrease in the amount of beacons acquired per hour.
*What is a layer?: When the root node (device) is layer 1, the node connected to layer 1 is layer 2, the node connected to layer 2 is layer 3, and so on. and so on. Please check the Documentation for details.
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