Conduit AEP: Convert to Basic Packet Forwarder

To use the device as a gateway for a LoRa network server in the cloud, the on-board network server can be disabled with the Packet Forwarder Mode.

If you are using Cellular as WAN:

  • Before activating this mode, change the keep alive interval to 1 second within the Packet Forwarder application (keepalive_interval in the config file). This decreases the latency of packets over the radio enough to allow the return packet from the network server to get to the lora radio before its timestamp expires.
  • Excellent signal strength is also required to keep latency low enough for this mode to work.

To activate LoRa Packet Forwarder Mode:

  1. Under Setup > LoRa Network Server,  select PACKET FORWARDER mode.
  2.  In the Config text field, enter the contents of your custom global_conf.json file.
  3. Verify that the text field contents match the proper json format. Click Submit.
    •  The GUI passes the .json file to the packet forwarder application.
    •  If successful, a message displays LoRa settings successfully updated.
    •  If the format is incorrect, a message displays Invalid JSON input.