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Project LoRaGateway
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Een LoRa gateway voor the-things-network
Status In progress
Contact bertrik, User:Dave_o, Maxell
Last Update 2016-10-10


This page is about a LoRa gateway at RevSpace configured for the-things-network (TTN), kindly provided by Dave_O.

It's a Kerlink, some essentials properties:

  • LoRaWAN EUI: 0000024B080606AC
  • eth0 MAC address: 02:4B:08:06:06:AC
  • Last known IPv4 in the RevSpace LAN:


The gateway itself is physically mounted in the ceiling of a disused lavatory on the second floor (with a broken light and a sign that says "Beware of the Leopard"). It's connected to our discone antenna.


Configuration files for TTN in general can be found here:

  • in /mnt/fsuser-1/thethingsnetwork

The gateway is configured for NTP in /etc/ntp.conf to use X.nl.pool.ntp.org where X goes from 0 to 3.

The gateway has been configured for "poly"-packet forward, also sending it's data to the gatewaystats.org website where statistics are kept (number of unique nodes, log of all received packets, etc.)

Status and diagnostics

Online status:

To see what the gateway is communicating with the TTN, run the following on the gateway:

tcpdump -i eth0 -n -vvvX host router.eu.thethings.network

This should show a packet once every 30 seconds with some stats.

You'll also see some JSON packets for each packet received.