Going through the forum and reading some posts I figured out that when nodes of a mesh network are powered up there are two ways a root node for the mesh network is chosen.
a) A contest based approach, where available nodes compete to be the root node and only one node is then chosen to be the root node based on metrics like RSSI, capacity etc.
b) A node can be manually configured to be the node of as mesh network. In which case there will not be any contest to choose a root node.
1. Is my understanding correct?
2. How can one explicitly specify whether a node must be the root node or to go for the contest based approach to choose a root node? Is there any API for this?
3. What are the differences between the following API calls? What are the effects of calling this API in these two different ways?
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