MultiTech Conduit - mPower (AEP) Base Station
This page describes the installation of the Senet Packet Forwarder on the MultiTech mPower class of Gateway.
Prefer a video walkthrough? On boarding a MultiTech Conduit AP using the Senet Developer Portal and configuring the Gateway with Senet Packet Forwarder is outlined from a Developer perspective on YouTube:
mPower (AEP) versions of Multitech firmware do not support configuration or packet forwarder software installation via Command Line Interface (CLI). Configuration changes can be made via the Gateway's Configuration Web interface and installation of the Senet Packet Forwarder is supported through MultiTech DeviceHQ Graphical User Interface (GUI) only.
MultiTech provides a wide variety of models for the Conduit platform. Most of these models are variations based on network connectivity and operating system (OS); as such if you do not see your model listed, it is highly likely these instructions are still applicable.
We have verified support for the MTAC-LORA-H-915, MTAC-LORA-H-868, and MTAC-LORA-915 Gateway accessory cards; Note: The -H variants provide faster connectivity between the processor and the LoRa Concentrator.
The (deprecated) USB variety of MCAT-LORA-1.0 accessory cards are no longer supported.
Current supported base models include, but not limited to, 210, 220, 246, 247, 256, 266, 267, 275.
|Model||OS Type||OS Version|
|MultiConnect Conduit||mPower (AEP)||5.0.1+, 5.3.1+, 6.0.x|
|MultiConnect Conduit AP||mPower (AEP)||5.0.1+, 5.3.1+, 6.0.x|
|MultiConnect Conduit IP67||mPower (AEP)||5.0.1+, 5.3.1+, 6.0.x|
|Supported Senet Packet Forwarder Versions|
|02_21_XX - Release Notes|
|02_20_XX - Release Notes|
Instructions for converting a Conduit Gateway OS from mLinux to mPower are available: Convert Conduit from mLinux to mPower (AEP)
Senet Packet Forwarder
Verify Version Compatibility
Ensure your Gateway is running mPower Software version 5.0.1 or greater. If your Gateway is running an older version, please upgrade to the latest mPower Software version before installing Senet Gateway Software. MultiTech mPower Software upgrade instructions are available at: http://www.MultiTech.net/developer/downloads/
Determine the MultiTech Conduit Serial Number
The Serial Number is 8-Digits and found on the bottom of the Conduit Gateway labeled
The Serial Number can also be found in the Configuration Web interface under
Determine the MultiTech Conduit Manufacturer EUI
The Manufacturer EUI is 16-Digits and found on the bottom of the Conduit Gateway labeled
The Manufacturer EUI can also be found in the Configuration Web interface under
Disable Basic LoRa Network Client and 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 for MultiTech Gateway models using the mPower OS.
Navigate to the mPower Web Interface and select
If enabled, Select
Disabledcheck box under
Additional information on the MultiTech mPower interface is available at: http://www.MultiTech.net
Network Time Configuration
Ensure the Gateway system time is accurate by enabling the SNTP protocol.
Time Configurationand enable SNTP.
Ensure SSH is enabled.
Access Configurationand enable SSH under SSH Settings.
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.
Device HQ Registration
Register your Gateway with MultiTech DeviceHQ. For detailed information on MultiTech DeviceHQ visit: http://www.MultiTech.net
Register Gateway on the Senet Network
If you have not done so already you will need to register your gateway through your Developer or RAN Provider account.
- Users with a free Developer Account can find supplemental information using the following link: Generic Developer Gateway Registration
- Users registered as RAN Providers can find supplemental information using the following link: Generic RAN Provider Gateway Registration
1. Enter the 8-Digit Serial Number. 2. Enter the 16-Digit Manufacturer (Lora Node) EUI. 3. Complete the registration process by filling in the remaining fields.
The Gateway supports a maximum of 8 channels at any given time. During registration you will have a chance to select which sub-band of 8 RX Channels the Gateway should operate on to start. Tip: After registration is complete, you can use the Senet Portal to reconfigure the RX Channel sub-band without the need to login to the Configuration web interface.
Adding Senet Forwarder to Device HQ account
Follow these steps to add the Senet Forwarder to your Device HQ account.
Click Public Apps
Search for Senet
Click Add to My Apps
Click Add to My Apps and agree to ToS
Schedule Senet Forwarder installation
Schedule the Senet Forwarder installation using the MultiTech DeviceHQ devices tab: https://devicehq.com
Please select the latest Senet Packet Forwarder version (Release Notes) which also corresponds to the firmware version installed on the Gateway. In the above example, "SenetPktFwd - 02_1x_0x_mPwr_5.3.x" is the 02_1x_0x version of the Senet Packet Forwarder which corresponds to the Gateway firmware versions between 5.3.0 and 5.3.8s-s1.
Device HQ Checkin
Wait for the next scheduled Device HQ check-in, or force immediate check-in using the Configuration Web interface on the Gateway via:
Remote Management >
Check-In To DeviceHQ
Senet Forwarder Status
The status of Senet forwarder installation and operation is visible under Active Apps section of the device screen. https://devicehq.com
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.