LoRaWAN is not suitable for every use-case, so it is important that you understand the limitations. Here's a quick overview:
The LoRaWAN yes list:
The LoRaWAN no list:
min|avg|maxevery 5 minutes, or you could only transmit when you sensor value changed more than a certain threshold, etc.
SF7BW125is usually a good option. If you enable adaptive data rate (ADR), the network will be able to optimize your data rate.
We want to be able to handle as many Nodes as possible per Gateway. But as full-duplex radios are not widely available yet, a Gateway is not able to receive transmissions from Nodes while it is transmitting. Additionally, a Gateway can only transmit at one channel at a time (while it can receive on 8). As a result, the capacity for downlink messages is significantly lower than for uplink messages.
Until gateways are more widely deployed, we therefore encourage you to consider your fellow community members and try finding a solution that doesn't require downlink. If you do use downlink, be as efficient as possible.
Last edited by htdvisser, 2017-02-02 07:27:39