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Throughput and latency of GoTenna Pro X

Was unable to find any information about the throughput and latency of GoTenna Pro X. Does anyone know what are the average or expected numbers?

Unfortunately, this is the GoTenna Mesh forum, not the GoTenna Pro forum. The Pro is intended for licensed users only and I doubt anyone here is going to have any knowledge of that specific detail. Best to contact GoTenna support directly.

The Mesh and the Pro are similar in many ways. Both use Aspen Grove firmware and are limited to a max of 6 hops. Both use the same basic encryption scheme, 384-bit elliptic curve public-private key encryption.

One place where they differ is the modulation format. The Mesh uses what is listed as GFSK (but which I suspect is actually 2GFSK), while the Pro and Pro X use 4GFSK. GFSK is Gaussian frequency shift keying. More on that here:
Gaussian frequency shift keying (GFSK)

I presume that the Pro is faster than the Mesh at what you’re asking about based on that info, but I don’t see any specific numbers

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I stand corrected. Didn’t realize they were that similar. Does that mean that they’d be compatible (hypothetically) if the Pro were switched to use 2GFSK? And, that’d be a software thing wouldn’t it?

No, that wouldn’t work. The Pro uses a different set of VHF and UHF freqs and three selectable bandwidths, depending on how it’s set up. You also need a Part 90 license.

The Mesh uses the 900 mHz ISM band. No license required.

Back in 2017 the GoTenna mesh throughput was around 10kbps. Given improvements in software and new products such as GoTenna Pro X, would this throughput have been improved to stream videos in 240p or maybe even in 480p?

If that’s the question, that’s easy. Sorry, even still pics would be extended downloads. The basic bandwidth available falls short of modern day expectations shaped by the internet. I can tell you that the user base is more likely to desire more hops rather than more bandwidth. There are tradeoffs between the two and these are mostly governed by the limits the FCC imposes on use of the ISM band so it remains workable for the diverse range of other users.