Multitech Conduit - mLinux

System Requirements

Multitech provides a wide variety of models for the Conduit platform. Most of these models are variations based on network connectivity and operating system; as such if you do not see your model listed, it is highly likely it will still work. We have verified the MTAC-LORA-H-915, MTAC-LORA-H-868, and MTAC-LORA-915 Gateway accessory cards; we strongly recommend the -H variants as they provide faster connectivity between the processor and the LoRa Concentrator.

Model OS Version
MultiConnect Conduit mLinux 3.1.x, 4.x.x
MultiConnect Conduit AP mLinux 3.3.x, 4.x.x
MultiConnect Conduit IP67 Base Station mLinux 3.3.x, 4.x.x

Prerequisites

  1. Verify Version Compatibility

    Verify the Mutitech conduit is running an mLinux version listed in the supported table above. MultiTech Software and complete upgrade instructions are available at: http://www.multitech.net/developer/downloads/

  2. Determine the MultiTech Conduit Type and Serial Number

    The MultiTech Conduit Part Number is listed on the bottom of the Gateway. Example: MTCDT-210A-US-EU-GB

    If the Part Numbers contains 210L, the type is mLinux Conduit. If the Part Numbers contain 210A, the type is Application Enablement (AEP) Conduit.

    The Serial Number is 8-Digits and found on the bottom of the Conduit Gateway.

    Note

    Multitech provides instructions for configuring the backhaul network interfaces, including WiFi and cellular, on their website at http://www.multitech.net.

  3. Disable Basic LoRa Network Server

    In order for the Senet Gateway Software to operate correctly the basic LoRa Network Server that comes pre-installed on the Multitech MUST be disabled. Below you will find the instructions on how to disable this setting on two different Multitech models.

    • mLinux Conduit

      1. On the mLinux console, run the following command:

        /etc/init.d/lora-network-server stop
        
      2. Edit /etc/default/lora-network-server and set ENABLED to "no":

        ENABLED="no"
        
      3. Ensure there are no additional packet forwarders running. Run ps -eadf | grep -i pkt from the terminal. You should expect to see the following output:

        root     29429 29422  0 08:58 ttyGS0   00:00:00 grep -i pkt
        
      4. If any addition processes remain, ensure that you stop and disable them from running at startup before installing the Senet Packet Forwarder

      Note

      Additional information on the MultiTech mLinux interface is available at: http://www.multitech.net

  4. Security Check

    As a basic security precaution we ask that you change the default password of the Gateway to ensure basic security protection. For more information please refer to the documentation that came with your Gateway

Senet Packet Forwarder for Developers

Installation

mLinux versions 4.x.x

In the condiut console, switch to the root user.

sudo su root

Copy and paste the following command into the Conduit console.

mLinux Version Command
mLinux 4.x.x
dlF=lgwInstaller_02_07_10.sh;dlC=senetco;wget --no-check-certificate http://docs.${dlC}.io/downloads/02_07_10/$dlF -O $dlF && chmod +x $dlF && ./${dlF} -c ${dlC} -t DEV 

Run the command, installation is automatic.

Once registration and Gateway software installation are complete the Gateway will be displayed in the Senet Portal Dashboard with the current registration status (this may require a refresh of the browser).

For more information controlling the Senet Gateway Software, please refer to our Gateway FAQ.

mLinux versions 3.x.x

Copy and paste the following command into the Conduit console.

mLinux Version Command
mLinux 3.1.x
dlF=lgwInstaller_02_07_10.sh;dlC=senetco;wget --no-check-certificate http://docs.${dlC}.io/downloads/02_07_10/$dlF -O $dlF && chmod +x $dlF && ./${dlF} -c ${dlC} -t DEV

Run the command, installation is automatic.

Once registration and Gateway software installation are complete the Gateway will be displayed in the Senet Portal Dashboard with the current registration status (this may require a refresh of the browser).

For more information controlling the Senet Gateway Software, please refer to our Gateway FAQ.

Senet Packet Forwarder for RAN Providers

Note

Before installing verify you have properly configured your network settings on the gateway. The installation process will apply security measures which include modifications to the firewall as well as the password; the installer may also configure the system and install new packages. Access to the gateway over the local network through such protocols as SSH and telnet will no longer be available upon completion of the installer.

Installation

mLinux versions 4.x.x

In the condiut console, switch to the root user.

sudo su root

Copy and paste the following command into the Conduit console.

mLinux Version Command
mLinux 4.x.x
dlF=lgwInstaller_02_07_10.sh;dlC=senetco;wget --no-check-certificate http://docs.${dlC}.io/downloads/02_07_10/$dlF -O $dlF && chmod +x $dlF && ./${dlF} -c ${dlC} -t RAN

Run the command, installation is automatic.

Once registration and Gateway software installation are complete the Gateway will be displayed in the Senet Portal Dashboard with the current registration status (this may require a refresh of the browser).

For more information controlling the Senet Gateway Software, please refer to our Gateway FAQ.

mLinux versions 3.x.x

Copy and paste the following command into the Conduit console.

mLinux Version Command
mLinux 3.1.x
dlF=lgwInstaller_02_07_10.sh;dlC=senetco;wget --no-check-certificate http://docs.${dlC}.io/downloads/02_07_10/$dlF -O $dlF && chmod +x $dlF && ./${dlF} -c ${dlC} -t RAN

Run the command, installation is automatic.

Once registration and Gateway software installation are complete the Gateway will be displayed in the Senet Portal Dashboard with the current registration status (this may require a refresh of the browser).

For more information controlling the Senet Gateway Software, please refer to our Gateway FAQ.