How far can my sensor be from the gateway?

Modified on Thu, 13 Apr 2023 at 10:44 AM

LoRaWAN technology uses low-power, wide-area network (LPWAN) technology to transmit data over long distances while using minimal power. The range of a LoRaWAN sensor from the gateway depends on several factors, including the environment, obstructions, and the power output of the sensor.

In general, a LoRaWAN sensor can transmit data up to several kilometers in an open environment. However, in urban or indoor environments, the range may be reduced due to the presence of obstacles such as buildings and walls that can interfere with the signal.

The actual range of the sensor from the gateway can vary depending on these factors, but in general, LoRaWAN technology provides a greater range than other wireless technologies such as Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. It is best to consult the specifications of your specific sensor and gateway to determine the maximum range in your specific environment.

We generally recommend that you start with 1 gateway per building and add more as needed.

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