LoRaWAN Device Sessions

DRAFT ONLY

The normal join process involving properly configured and registered gateways and end-devices creates sessions OTA (Over-the-Air) automatically.

However, you can use the Device Sessions section, if you want to create a session manually, otherwise known as ABP (Activation by Personalization). The manual session includes only the gateway and end-devices. The server is not involved.

To add a new session manually:

  1. Go to LoRaWAN > Device Sessions. Click Add New.
  2. Enter the following fields:
    a. Dev EUI – End-device EUI (Extended Unique Identifier)
    b. Dev Addr – Network device address assigned to end-device
    c. App EUI – Application EUI
    d. Join EUI – Join Request EUI
    e. Net ID – Network ID
    f. App Session Key – Pre-shared application session key
    g. Net Session Key – Derived network session key based on pre-shared application key
  3. Click Finish.
  4. The new session displays under the Sessions list including some device details and statistics.
    a. Dev EUI – End-device EUI (Extended Unique Identifier)
    b. Dev Addr – Network device address assigned to end-device
    c. Up FCnt – Packet counter of last received packet
    d. Down FCnt – Packet counter of last sent packet
    e. Last Seen – Time of last packet received
    f.  Join – Type of join
    g. Details – Additional session information (click on info icon).
  5. To edit the session, click the pencil icon, or to delete it, click the x icon next to that session.