• LoRa®
  • Can two RN2483 (or RN2903) modems communicate point-to-point (P2P) without a gateway?
2016/04/21 04:09:00
@JDP
 
The RN2xx3 family of products are designed to support the LoRaWAN open standard as published by the LoRa Alliance. The LoRaWAN architecture dictates a hierarchical structure of gateways and network/application servers and has no concept of P2P communication. It is defined this way to support IoT applications where connection to the internet is fundamental, and it also offers the scalability to support the billions of IoT nodes predicted the next few years. 
 
A good analogy is walkie-talkies versus cell phones. Walkie-talkies have their uses, they are simple and can be very low cost, they serve a purpose ... but what do all of us have in our pockets today = cell phones. The scalability was fundamental to their dominant success and the same will be true for IoT. 
 
Microchip is a founder member of the LoRa Alliance and the LoRa product line is fundamentally aligned with LoRaWAN protocol. Although the underlying modem hardware would be capable of P2P links using LoRa modulation, and some users have had some success using 'radio' test modes to achieve that, Microchip are not promoting or supporting P2P. 
2016/04/21 05:36:03
roundrocktom
UPDATE:  Delete this post as the modules can be used in Walkie-Talkie mode. Peer to Peer.  Didn't realize that
2016/04/29 07:18:07
Zerator
roundrocktom
UPDATE:  Delete this post as the modules can be used in Walkie-Talkie mode. Peer to Peer.  Didn't realize that


Yes you are right, but if your module is used in P2P mode, it is not a LoRaWAN device anymore (just talking LoRa with another device), and so it can not communicate with a gateway.
2016/04/29 08:35:08
@JDP
... "Although the underlying modem hardware would be capable of P2P links using LoRa modulation, and some users have had some success using 'radio' test modes to achieve that, Microchip are not promoting or supporting P2P"
2016/11/17 08:18:07
CodePlayer
If one were to use two RN2483 devices to create a P2P link, it would use FSK modulation and not spread-spectrum?
 
2016/11/20 18:48:12
manu harshan
i'm new with this RN2483 modem how could i get technical support from microchip?
2016/11/20 20:01:33
qhb
manu harshan
i'm new with this RN2483 modem how could i get technical support from microchip?


Register and open a support ticket at:
http://microchip.com/support
 
2017/08/20 03:19:15
WeHongKongers
Hello JDP,
It may be a selling point for the new product.  We can discuss or even cooperate if you are interested.  Smile: Smile
2017/09/05 05:40:49
riteshsingh
I am using Lorawan library on RN2483 and trying to call lorawan_send inside the while loop after calling lorawan_mainloop (as suggested inside lorawan configuration guide). But, I can see just one message on Gateway (unpredictable) and can not send further messages. Did anyone used it and can see frequent messages for testing? If yes, what is the sequence of calls and data rate, duty cycle for EU868.
2018/09/22 14:23:08
extronic
How to connect two modules? Is it possible to perform a scan to find other modules in neighborhood like Bluetooth modules do?
 
(I've never used LoRa before and don't have any RN2483 bought yet to test it)
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