I could easily setup a system with a
RAK831 Pilot Gateway SX1301+Raspberry Pi3+GPS
thanks to the awesome work of brocaar! Thanks for that, great work!
I do have one question though and I’m not really sure if there is a problem and if there is a problem how it could be solved. So I’m a little bit disappointed about the range of LoraWan. And I know the range depends on numerous factors. My first setup was maybe a little strange, putting the gateway in the cellar, which gave me really a small range (50m) for the devices.
So I put the gateway in the second floor and put my devices in several locations. In the same building everything works but I put one device outside the building. The distance to the gateway is less than 100m (I guess 75m). I cannot receive any messages (inside the building there is no problem) which surprises me. I’m sure that even inside the building the distance is higher if I put the device in the farest corner of the building.
So my question, is this a hardware problem (from the device, from the gateway)?
Is this a question of the configuration of the lora server (especially the lora gateway etc)? Are there any possibilities to tune?
What are the possibilities to check (logs etc.) that?
Or is that something related to the conditions of the area/buildings.
Appreciate any help.