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R. JainAdvanced Home Automation Using Raspberry Pihttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-7274-9_4

4. Mesh Networking Using ESP and RPi

Rishabh Jain1  
Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India

In the previous chapter, you learned about various communication protocols and successfully built a working application using MQTT broker. But what if you wanted to connect your appliances wirelessly and have the Raspberry Pi be the central computer/broker? When you have many appliances to control, you need a node system in which appliances can connect wirelessly.

This is where the concept of mesh networking comes in to play. This technology helps connect many devices in the network ...

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