The Open Mesh Wi-Fi infrastructure is mostly passive and generates a little amount of traffic: a report every 5 seconds with the list of MAC address and RSS detected by each one of the nodes. This means that the amount of data transmitted from the Open Mesh nodes to the Accuware servers, is proportional to the number of Wi-Fi devices detected in the environment.
To provide some real numbers regarding each report:
- A report with 1 [devices] weighs 25 [bytes].
- Each node produces 720 [reports/hour].
The number of Wi-Fi devices detected in real-time by each node can be checked by by looking at:
- the Devices in Range column of the Nodes table of the Accuware dashboard.
- the LRNE field of the JSON returned by this API