I want to extend the reach of the XBee Pros inside a site.
So I have a coordinator ‘A’ (XBP24-B ZNET 2.5 COORDINATOR AT) which is configured as ATID = 234, and the DL/DH address of module ‘B’ (XBP24-B ZNET 2.5 ROUTER/END DEVICE AT).
‘B’ is connected to a microcontroller which merely echoes everything it receives.
Leaving these running I send a message every 5 seconds, wait till I get it back, then run the AT command ATDB to get the signal information.
I move ‘B’ until the signal drops to around 30% signal strength (-71dBm)
I then plug in another module ‘C’ (XBP24-B ZNET 2.6 ROUTER/END DEVICE), and place it somewhere between the ‘A’ and ‘B’.
My expectations were that the signal strength would improve? As ‘C’ is much closer, and ‘A’ would use it to improve the signal?
The signal strength does not improve at all.
Am I assuming something incorrectly? Is ‘A’ still going directly to ‘C’ as it is still in reach? Do I need to move ‘B’ out of sight of ‘A’ then try again with ‘C’?
Any help would be most appreciated! Thanks!
…just moved ‘B’ out of the range of ‘A’, then put ‘C’ in the middle and it still wouldn’t send the message between the two of them…
What am I missing? Isn’t this exactly what a router should do…???