Conduit AEP: Getting Started with LoRa

This section only applies to Conduit MTCDT-xx-210A models (including MTCDT-210A). LoRa card is sold separately.

These instructions require the following firmware versions or later:

Setting up the Conduit

  1. Install the LoRa mCard. Refer to Installing an mCard Accessory Card (LoRa card sold separately).
  2. Attach the LoRa antenna to the LoRa mCard.
  3. Use the power cable to connect power to the Conduit and wait for the Conduit to boot up.
  4. Login to the web management interface. Refer to Getting Started with AEP if needed.
  5. Access the LoRa Network Server Configuration by going to Setup > LoRa Network Server on the left sidebar.
  6. 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)
  7. Click Submit. (No need to restart the device.)

 

Setting Up the 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 Conduit:
    • AT+FSB=value (915 NA only | value = frequencySubBand from your Conduit)
    • AT+NI=1,value (value = Network Name for your Conduit)
    • AT+NK=1,value (value = Network Passphrase for your Conduit)
    • 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