The size (total number of nodes) in an ESP-MESH network is dependent on the maximum number of layers permitted in the network, and the maximum number of downstream connections each node can have. Both of these variables can be configured to limit the size of the network.
a. maximum number of layers permitted in the network
b. maximum number of downstream connections each node can have
Does this mean a is always greater or equal to b? If not, what is b actually?
And what are the limitations for a and b?
If I use the mesh network in a very very long corridor, and all of nodes are connected as a straight line. For example, they are connected like this:
A <-> B <-> C <-> D <-> E <-> F ...
Is this possible? And what is the max number of layers for ESP32?