Beacons, whats their purpose


(Eric VdB) #1

Hi all,

I see on my gateway regular messages coming in from a beacon.
As the title says, whats their purpose, for what can that be used?

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Kind regards,
and an early happy new year :wink:


Gateway is receiving the exact same packet for DevAddr "BEACE103" every 10 minutes
#2

that’s discussed before on the forum… but I can’t find it :sunglasses:


(Arjan) #3

Apparently this is used by WirelessThings to test if gateways are still up an running, or maybe to do some discovery. Not too nice at all, I feel.

If you copy the actual payloads here, then we can enhance the above list.


(Eric VdB) #4

for BE AC E1 00
payload: 4000E1ACBE00000000EFA2EDA58E19EE0A7BD56C80015B0CC931B8B1

for BE AC E0 01
payload: 4001E0ACBE00000000FF3FFEAEC4583ABF1BE1A9E555258D3B3FFB3D

just fyi, the beacons are approximately 25km away from my gateway

Eric


(Arjan) #5

So that decodes/decrypts to 4E18A782C05E69CA2759A95E9B4D35, which decodes to:

$ echo -n 4E18A782C05E69CA2759A95E9B4D35 | xxd -ps -r | base64
ThingsBeaconWalem001

(Amedee) #7

Right, I am based in Brussels (north) and I get Brussel1 and Walem001 (Mechelen) as well…


(Eric VdB) #8

I’m based in Oppuurs (now called Puurs-Sint-Amands)


#9

ThingsBeaconAmsterdam went offline last few days. Are the others still transmitting?


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