Count link layer retransmissions for at86rf231

Dear IoT developers,

sorry for cross-posting, but since all of these communities are working (at least partly) with this chip, I want to increase my chances: The at86rf231 supports automatic link layer retransmissions by setting MAX_FRAME_RETRIES in XAH_CTRL_0 accordingly. While this is a nice feature, I wonder if it is possible to figure out how many retransmissions were actually made (on the sender side).

Cheers, Oleg


Seeing is believing, so I would simply use a sniffer to find out. You undoubtedly can change the number of retries, but at least with a sniffer you’ll have a base to start exploring from.

My 2c.