I have just received a couple of Panda Boards. They seem mostly OK in that I have been able to quite happily load and run the basic example sketches and a few others that I’ve previusly had running on other ESP32 modules. The exceptions are those (WiFiClient, WiFiClientBasic etc.) that involve making a WiFi connection. I pretty much have to have the node within a couple of metres of a WiFi base station to get a connection ( I can get a connection, but the range seems to be very limited). WiFi connections are no proiblem running the same sketches with any of the other nodes I’m using, including a couple of Heltec WiFi LoRa 32 and a range of other ESP32 and ESP8266 dev boards.
The LoRa side of things seems to be fine, it only seems to be the WiFi capabilitiy that’s rather limited.
Am I missing something? I’ve installed the latest version of the Heltec libraries, and I’m using the explicit board definition for the Wireless Stick Lite, but is there something else I need to do? Should the WiFi range of the Wireless Stick Lite be so much weaker than the other [ESP32] nodes? I bought the boards for their LoRa capabilities, so it’s not the end of the world, but it’s difficult to undertand why there should be such a difference.
Thanks for any feedback anyone can offer.