AEP: Getting Started with LoRa

This section only applies to devices with AEP and LoRa. For the MultiConnect Conduit, LoRa cards are sold separately.

These instructions require the following firmware versions or later:

Before setting up LoRa, your device should be connected and powered up. If not refer to installation information for your device.

Getting Started with LoRa

  1. Login to the web management interface. Refer to Getting Started with AEP if needed.
  2. Access the LoRa Network Server Configuration by going to Setup > LoRa Network Server on the left sidebar.
  3. Modify the following settings as needed. For advanced settings and more detailed field descriptions, go to Conduit AEP: Advanced LoRa Configuration. For configuring as a Packet Forwarder only, go to Conduit AEP: Convert to Basic Packet Forwarder
    Field MTAC-LORA-915 (NA) MTAC-LORA-868 (EU)
    Enabled Checked Checked
    Frequency Band 915 868
    Frequency Sub Band 1 to 8 NA
    Additional Channels NA 863.5 – 867.5 MHz
    869.1 – 869.5 MHz
    Name Name of your LoRa network (string, 8-char min, case sensitive)
    Passphrase Security passphrase for your LoRa network (string, 8-char min, case sensitive)
  4. Click Submit. (No need to restart the device.)

 

Setting Up an mDot

  1. Establish a serial connection to the mDot
    1. Connect your PC to the DB9 serial connector on the UDK
    2. Open a terminal session using an application such as TeraTerm with baud rate 115,200
  2. Issue these commands with the same values you set for the gateway:
    • AT+FSB=value (915 NA only | value = frequencySubBand from your LoRa gateway)
    • AT+NI=1,value (value = Network Name for your LoRa gateway)
    • AT+NK=1,value (value = Network Passphrase for your LoRa gateway)
    • AT&W (save settings)
    • ATZ (restart)
  3. Join the network: AT+JOIN
  4. Send data with ACK requested:
    • AT+ACK=1
    • AT+SEND=hello world

screenshot of mDot setup

 

Next Steps