IoT Sensor network

Gateway Setup

PF Franklin recommended Lora Gateway is the MIKROTIK WAP LORA9 & MIKROTIK LORA OMNI ANTENNA KIT.

This is a robust and economical setup that can service thousands of sensors up to 80km.

  1. Connect to the Lora9 via wifi (user: admin | password: [leave blank])
  2. Via QuickChange panel change the IP address to 192.168.89.1, and the range to 192.168.89.10-192.168.89.254
  3. With an ethernet cable connect the Lora9 to a internet enabled router (should have a different IP and range)
  4. On the Quick Set page, use ‘Check for updates’ to install the latest firmware (reconnect after it has rebooted.)

http://192.168.88.1/webfig/#System:Packages.Check_For_Updates

  1. If not present, under the LoRa > Servers tab, set the following:
Gateway server endpoint

2. Under the Devices tab configure the router

Gateway configuration

The gateway also needs to be added to the Things Network. Create a profile on the website first, then add a gateway with the following configuration: