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Size of Data packet per Wireless Transmission

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In API mode, I have read online that the max data packet per wireless transmission is 256 bytes.
The data sheet indicates, by the 16-bit Length frame, that the max data packet could be 65535 bits or approx 8190 bytes.

Could you please bring clarity to this situation?

Thank you for your time.

With Respect,
Blake Borskey
asked Feb 16, 2021 in RF Solutions and XBee by borz.znikad New to the Community (2 points)

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2 Answers

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The length bytes of an API frame does not dictate how large of a packet a Product or protocol can support. But only how long the packet is.
answered Feb 16, 2021 by mvut Veteran of the Digi Community (15,410 points)
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The MTU of wireless networks is 2,312 bytes. This size includes the packet headers. The Wireless MTU is considerably larger than the Ethernet recommendation for wired networks, which is 1,500 bytes. However, this larger size is only practical for traffic traveing within the network.
answered Feb 22, 2021 by zuan New to the Community (1 point)