I’m using the “RAK833 Gateway Module - SPI/USB - EU868”, so far I was using it for LoRaWAN communication.
Recently someone came with a LoRa P2P sensor and I wanted to use my gateway with the RAK833 module.
To do so, I just changed the parameter “lorawan_public” to false in the packet forwarder configuration. With that change I was able to receive frame coming from the LoRa P2P sensor but the RSSI is really bad.
At a few meters, I get a rssi of -44dbm for a LoRa WAN sensor while for the LoRa P2P sensor I get a rssi of -113dbm (at 20 meters from the gateway, I not even receiving the message).
The sensor as been tested with another gateway and the signal is way better.
Is anyone have an idea why with a LoRa P2P the reception is so bad?
Is there a difference in the communication between LoRaWAN and LoRa P2P which can explain that behavior ? Is the RAK833 Gateway Module compatible with LoRa P2P ? Do I need to configure something else ?