Hot![FAQ]Can two RN2483 (or RN2903) modems communicate point-to-point (P2P) without a gateway?

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Can two RN2483 (or RN2903) modems communicate point-to-point (P2P) without a gateway?

 
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. 
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    Re: Can two RN2483 (or RN2903) modems communicate point-to-point (P2P) without a gateway? 2016/04/21 05:36:03 (permalink)
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    UPDATE:  Delete this post as the modules can be used in Walkie-Talkie mode. Peer to Peer.  Didn't realize that
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    Re: Can two RN2483 (or RN2903) modems communicate point-to-point (P2P) without a gateway? 2016/04/29 07:18:07 (permalink)
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    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.
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    Re: Can two RN2483 (or RN2903) modems communicate point-to-point (P2P) without a gateway? 2016/04/29 08:35:08 (permalink)
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    ... "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"
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    Re: Can two RN2483 (or RN2903) modems communicate point-to-point (P2P) without a gateway? 2016/11/17 08:18:07 (permalink)
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    If one were to use two RN2483 devices to create a P2P link, it would use FSK modulation and not spread-spectrum?
     
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    Re: Can two RN2483 (or RN2903) modems communicate point-to-point (P2P) without a gateway? 2016/11/20 18:48:12 (permalink)
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    i'm new with this RN2483 modem how could i get technical support from microchip?
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    Re: Can two RN2483 (or RN2903) modems communicate point-to-point (P2P) without a gateway? 2016/11/20 20:01:33 (permalink)
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    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
     
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