Using Multiple Ethernet Bolts on the same machine/production line network

I am looking to use two wireless bolts, one on either end of a long production line. Are there any considerations, or things to be aware of when deploying multiple Bolts on the same machine network?

Hi @Chad-Gerrie,

There are some important considerations when deploying multiple wireless devices on the same machine network. You will want to consider the current wireless network environment. You can use an App like Network Analyzer (iOS/Android) or Wi-Fi Scanner (Windows) to scan the airways and find the best channel to use. You will also want to consider the distance and obstacles.

For example, 2.4 GHz will typically have a further range and penetrate walls better that 5 GHz, but 5 GHz typically has less interference and higher throughput potential.

There are also considerations for the type of antenna to use. An omni-directional antenna is going to be a better choice for a device that is moving, but a directional antenna might give you better range if the devices are static.

There are many other things that you might want to consider, like security and availability. Was there something specific that you were thinking about?

How far apart are the two ends of the line?

Best Regards,

Kyle