I’m just waiting for some RAK devices to get delivered and was thinking about the proper setup.
What’s the real difference between router and repeater?
[…] As such, direct messaging this node is not available […]
Does this imply I can’t remote administer repeaters? Which makes them basically useless as they’d be in remote high places?
Or are router nodes the fixed high ones and repeater the “throwies” that get scattered on the way out and collected coming back in? In this case they would still make sense on a map?
Another one: router disables wifi/ble. So far so good, but what about serial? I might put a Raspberry Pi Zero (or clone) in the same enclosure. Having them connected might make more sense than connecting with my phone/tablet, but in that case usb serial is easier than wifi/ble
strengthens the network as no encryption keys need to be known
all keys configured (as they won’t repeat packages they can’t “read”)
remote access (for config and IO)
shown on the map
So in general, I probably want router nodes in places I control and maybe even want IO data. While “rogue nodes” or officially placed nodes on like mountains or antenna masts would make more sense as repeater as I wouldn’t need to configure anything other than the initial stuff (868mhz, EU, long fast) on those (and they help people that won’t know my channel keys)
Well this is just awesome!! I’ve got one that’s been permanently in place that I rarely update and I’ve not been able to get a community thing going, so I will update it & set it in repeat mode (which I didn’t know was available, I was waiting for a second channel, a public channel, and I think that’s already been done if im nit mistaken, but I just haven’t had time to try it?). As far as I’m concerned repeat mode would be just like having a private and public channel I can just put everything in repeat mode, right?