|Een LoRa gateway voor the-things-network|
|Contact||bertrik, User:Dave_o, Maxell|
This page is about a LoRa gateway at RevSpace configured for The-Things-Network (TTN), kindly provided by Dave_O.
With this piece of hardware we are able to receive LoRa packets and forward them to The Things Network.
It's a Kerlink, some essential properties:
- LoRaWAN EUI: 0000024B080606AC
- eth0 MAC address: 02:4B:08:06:06:AC
- Last known IPv4 in the RevSpace LAN: 10.42.45.15
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", just kidding). It's connected to our discone antenna (Icom AH-7000).
Configuration files for TTN in general can be found 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 forwarding. This means it's not just sending data to TTN, but also to the gatewaystats.org website which gathers statistics about gateways and nodes (number of unique nodes per gateway, log of all received packets, etc.)
Status and diagnostics
- official TTN gateway status page and search for 0000024B080606AC
- gateway stats page (requires login). See also this thread on the TTN forum.
- TTN mapper page
- Real-time map using the 'Croft' backend
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.