MysticT, on 08 June 2012 - 10:27 PM, said:
The problem might be that using rednet over bundled cables is way too slow, so it times out. The soultion would be to increase the wait time, or use modems. I would recommend using modems, even if you have to set up some repeater system it would be faster. Just try to send a long message over bundle and see how long it takes to send it, that's because it sends each byte over the bundle. Modems send messages of any size instantly, so you could repeat the message through a lot of repeater computers and it would be faster than using cables.
We did some tests and it seems like the first message takes about a second to send whereas our timeout is set to five seconds. The second message is about the same size, so it should take about the same time to send, right? Anyhow, we did try to increase the timeout to ten seconds, to no avail.
BigSHinyToys, on 08 June 2012 - 10:42 PM, said:
According to the wiki
the range of wifi in CC is 50 meters (blocks) so you would only need a repeater computer every 50 not 17. this range is also configurable so you could make it 100 or a 1000 if you wanted.
, the range is 64 meters by default and decreases to 17 meters in a thunderstorm. If I'd want my system to work in all conditions, I'd need to place one every 17 blocks. Surely, I could ask the server admin to increase the range but that would be like cheating the question, right?
I'll probably go with the modem/repeater solution: they're faster and cheaper than bundled cables. Still, as an engineer I'm intrigued by this problem and I'd like to know if it is possible to do this with bundled cables. If anyone has a solution or an explanation for this, do share please!