A Lora network allows remote monitoring of traps (and any other form of Lora sensor, i.e. water levels, humidity, gate monitoring.) Anyone can host and install a gateway, they simply need power (mains or solar) and internet access (network lead, wi-fi, or sim card.) Height is the most important factor for getting wide coverage, but a house or shed roof is fine, a house on a hill is even better.)
Please contact us if you are interested in hosting or helping a community to host a gateway.
PF Franklin recommended Lora Gateway is the Mikrotik WAP LORA9 & Lora Omni antenna kit.
This is a robust and economical setup that can service thousands of sensors up to 80km.
Below are is a standard configuration for residential installation with a lan cable connected to a router:
- Connect to the Lora9 via wifi (user: admin | password: [leave blank]) or using the Winbox tool.
- Via QuickChange panel change the IP address to 192.168.89.1, and the range to 192.168.89.10-192.168.89.254
- With an ethernet cable connect the Lora9 to a internet enabled router (should have a different IP and range)
On the Quick Set page, use ‘Check for updates’ to install the latest firmware (reconnect after it has rebooted.)
- If not present, under the LoRa > Servers tab, set the following:
2. Under the Devices tab configure the router