OK.. Heres where its at!
I changed the entire network to channel 5 in the dashboard and patiently waited the requisite 25minutes (there should be a faster way to force channel changes on a node or gateway
) anyway.. waited until all nodes/gateways changed channel to 5. Orphaned node came back online is properly routing now.. 1st time in 2 weeks.. (Problem has been driving me crazy with switch radios etc.. so assuming its location simply does not like channel 11 even though its signal strengths were way up there
Previously orphaned node is: R2686-26/cO 0.5.6-r7
2 gateways and 1 node are : R2686-26/cO 0.5.6-r8
1 gateway & 6 nodes are at : r2683-26/cO 0.5.6-r7
All Gateways & nodes are inter-routing without issues now and checking in just fine...
Still want to do some tests for speed but dashboard is reflecting a respectable 7 to 11mbps between nodes and gateways and a SpeakEasy speed test though an r8 gateway came up at 5.5mbps and throught r8 node to r8 gateway came up at 4.8mpbs..
The only issue I'm seeing, and this could be temporary as the network settles itself out.. but have 2 nodes that are not connecting through their best Gateway choice (Strongest xmit/recv) signal paths.. don't know whats up with that.. perhaps it just needs to find itself..
Think I will bring the entire network segment upto R2686-26/cO 0.5.6-r8 and see what happens...
It seems that any repeater/node that is still r2683-26/cO 0.5.6-r7 prefers to connect to the single gateway that is still at the same firmware revision instead of the newer R2686-26/cO 0.5.6-r8, even though the upgraded gateways are better signal paths... Just a FYI.. Confirmed I took down the offending gateway, upgraded it and nodes found gateways with best signal paths.
User feedback... system seems abit faster .. will upgrade all nodes to 0.5.6-r8 and let it be for a few days and see what feedback I get.
|I am really trying to understand the differences between 0.5.6-r8 and 0.5.6-r7.. not that I'm having an issue with r8 but would like to appreciate the differences.. If anyone can address this for me it is very apprecaited. thanks |
Got way too much time on my hands today!