Here is a tricky one: I am about to set up a network with ~25 nodes (all routers) and would like to have 2 coordinators. This is based around Zigbits with SerialNet.
What I want is to have the routers to connect to any of the 2 coordinators by joining either network, so that if one fails all devices would connect to the remaining coordinator. Obviously, I don't want any other "unknown" routers or end-devices being able to connect to that mesh, nor do I want my devices accidentally to connect to an "unknown" coordiantor.
I am currently setting WPANID=0 and WNWKPANID to "my number" (1234) on all devices.
The guide says that if I would start a 2nd coordinator, it should create a mesh using a different WPANID and nodes will connect to either mesh (because they all do have the same WNWKPANID).
But there a plenty of questions
- Is that how it works?
- Or would it be better to set WPANID to "my number" and leave WNWKPANID to FFFF?
- If it does work that way, is there any way to guide a router towards one of the meshes in an easy way?
Thanks in advance