This article describes what to consider if you ever choose to connect the Bolt I and Bolt II together.
The compatibility of these is very limited or hardly recommended.
- Anybus Wireless Bolt
- Anybus Wireless Bolt II
Bolt I and Bolt II are compatible and could be connected/paired with each other without any restrictions?
ANSWERNote that they are not 1:1 replaceable.
- In a point-to-point cable replacement use case, it's assumed that products of the same generation are used in both ends.
- Bolt I use a proprietary solution to achieve layer 2 transparency whereas the Bolt II relies on WDS bridging, allows for full Layer 2 transparency, which is not supported by Bolt I.
- However, Bolt I can be used as a client device with MAC cloning and Bolt II as AP, but you will then be limited to one device behind the client device.
- You could also use Bolt I as AP and Bolt II as client, but you would need the pre-release firmware (1.02.01) for Bolt II.
- Bolt I is better suited for AP duties than Bolt II.
- The both have different configuration interfaces and Bolt I support AT commands while Bolt II not.
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