what is the complexity to communicate to another node rather than another Microchip wireless system. that is communicating with a PC or internet web site?
You wouldn't use the MiWi protocol or an 802.15.4 transceiver module to communicate information to a PC or an Internet connection for general-purpose use. The transceivers have a range of about 100 feet indoors, perhaps as far as 300 feet outdoors (clear field). Data rates are about 250 kbits/second. You would use these modules in sensor networks, for security systems, building monitors, etc. You CAN connect them to a PC to report this information, but you wouldn't use them for Web browsing or email communications. For those apps, use WiFi.
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