LM506: Connection problems


At one location we seem to have problems with the connection. An estimated 150 WiFi access points in close proximity (both 2.4GHz and 5GHz). It’s a public area so there are many people with Bluetooth on phone, watches and headsets.


This is a quite a challenging environment. There are a few possible reasons:

  • Too much co-channel 2.4GHz radio interference which could result in many bit errors.
  • MAC flooding problem: too many MAC address flooding to the embedded controller. Using a  newer OS kernel is highly recommended, this could help a lot. Or try manually changing the MAC forwarding table in the OS kernel to adapt to MAC flooding.

LM506: Apple iBeacon with BlueZ 5.X

As an official Apple iBeacon Partner, LM Technologies Ltd is well-positioned to provide the support that you require utilising iBeacon technology with our modules and adapters.

A common scenario is how to provide a basic Apple iBeacon signal from our LM506 Bluetooth 4.0 SMART-Ready (BLE) Adapter when working with the Linux BlueZ stack. Read more