OpenThread is an open-source implementation of the Thread networking protocol based on IPv6. It is designed for low-powered devices that operate in a mesh network based on the IEEE 802.15.4 standards. Some of the main advantages of implementing OpenThread are:

  • Simple to install and operate.

  • Mandatory authentication of devices.

  • All communications are encrypted.

  • Self-healing mechanism with no single point of failure in a mesh network.

  • Support for low-powered devices.

  • Scalable up to hundreds of devices.

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Connecting to Internet

You can connect the Thread network to the internet using the Thread Border Router. The Thread Border Router is an open-source implementation provided by the OpenThread community. For instructions on how to set up a Border Router, Click.