8 years ago
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Some do's and don'ts to maximize wireless range:
Straighten and extend the wire sensor antenna to full length and point it at the sky or earth, in other words perpendicular to the earth

Point gateway's sensor antenna at the sky or earth

Minimize distance between sensor and gateway (Obvious, I know but had to be said ;)

Locate gateway on same floor as sensors.  Commercial buildings usually have floors constructed of 2" concrete poured on a steel deck which creates a very good barrier to wireless signals.

Locate a sensor or gateway near high current AC power lines.  In other words do not place them right next to the AC mains going into your building.

Locate two gateways too close to each other, more separation between gateways is better.

Locate a gateway or sensor close to a metal obstruction

Minimize concrete between sensor and gateway