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XBEE 900HP Digimesh + "linear routing"

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I'm planning to install XBEE 900HP modules in a train with 10 cars. (a car is around 60 feet long)
There is one XBEE module per car and we are plannig to use DigiMesh. (mesh network)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

I did some range testing and each XBEE module can see up to three car further.

So, in this configuration, all the XBEE devices are in a linear network (instead of star or web/net).

How's the routing going to work in such as "linear network".
Lets say I want to speak from #1 to #10 ?
Is the Digimesh going to do 9 hops to go and 9 hops to come back?

Is the DigiMesh smart enough to take shortcut and jump over some XBEE modules ?

What are the DigiMesh criteria for the node selection ? Is it the RSSI or the number of hops ?

Thanks for your help.
asked Nov 22, 2017 in DigiMesh Proprietary Mesh Networking by ssinfod New to the Community (6 points)
edited Nov 27, 2017 by ssinfod

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No it will use the fewest number of hops possible to get the data from Node 1 to Node 10. IF it can do it in 3, then that it what it will do.
answered Nov 22, 2017 by mvut Veteran of the Digi Community (15,408 points)
thanks for the answer. May I ask where you find or get this information ? What are the DigiMesh criteria for the node selection ? Is it the RSSI and/or the minimum number of hops ?
The module does a rout discovery before it transmits the data. It then chooses the lowest path cost possible to send the data.