Semtech LoRa Basics Station
Also typically used by developers during early-stage product development, LoRa Basics Station fulfils all tasks related to basic packet forwarding functionality for LoRaWAN. Its WebSocket implementation offers secure authentication along with limited channel plan configuration through the Network Server. However, traffic filtering is not supported. Onboarding requires simple configuration and registration.
Gateway registration and Software installation is only required for devices that are new to the Senet Network. If Senet provided the Gateway, no further action is necessary.
Semtech Basics Station – Senet Verified Gateways
Senet seamlessly supports Standard Semtech Basics Station integrations and will work with most Basics Stations equipped Gateways even if it is not listed in the below table.
The Semtech Basics Station is configured via multiple files or through a user interface depending on the Gateway manufacturer and/or the Gateway firmware version. For full details please read the Generic Basics Station page.
Below are the generic requirements to configure a Secured Basics Station to operate with the Senet LoRaWAN Network Server.
|EUI or routerid||XXXX:XXXX:XXXX:XXXX||station.conf||Gateway EUI, provided by Senet upon completion of Gateway registration. Also called Manufacturer EUI.|
|LNS URI (secured)||wss://collector.senetco.io:6042||tci.uri||Note the port, if configuring through a UI you may need to set this separately. Requires TLS Certificate|
|TLS Certificate||Provided By Senet||tc.trust||This file is provided by Senet and is required to be used with the secured URI.
Download TLS Certificate
A common configuration checklist is listed below.
Some steps listed may not be required for all Gateway vendors and models but the steps are listed in roughly chronological order:
- Ensure Gateway is registered on the Senet network.
- Disable any packet forwarding software that may be already running.
- Ensure to select the
Semtech Basic Stationpacket forwarder type during Senet Registration.
- Senet currently supports
CUPSmode options should not be utilized.
- If given the choice to pick the
LNSconnection type, the
Securedversion is recommended.
- The URI value can be requested in various forms; If configuring through a UI you may need to set the port separately. Some common examples for the secured variant are:
- Connection type:
- Using the
SecuredURI value requires a TLS certificate to be provided. A copy of the Senet TLS tc.trust certificate file can be downloaded here and in the table above.
- All other certificates/keys or files are not required for a valid Senet configuration, even if the Gateway vendor UI may seem to indicate they are needed.
- Reboot the Gateway unless specified otherwise by the Gateway vendor.
For testing and development purposes the Unsecured LNS URI configuration is also available.
Directions to configure specific vendor Gateway models can be found below:
|Browan Pico Next||8-Channel Indoor||US915, EU868|
|Cisco Industrial IR1101 Gateway (LoRaWAN Module)||8-Channel Indoor||US915|
|Cisco Wireless Gateway||16-Channel Outdoor||US915|
|Dragino LoRaWAN Gateways||8-Channel Indoor, 8-Channel Outdoor||US915, EU868, IN865, AU915, AS923|
|Milesight UG6X||8-Channel Indoor||US915, EU868, IN865, AU915, AS923|
|MultiTech Conduit, AP, IP67 - mPower||8-Channel Indoor, 8-Channel Outdoor||US915, EU868, IN865, AU915, AS923|
|Option CloudGate||8-Channel Indoor||US915|
|Peplink Balance 20X (LoRaWAN FlexModule Mini)||8-Channel Indoor||US915, EU868, IN865, AU915, AS923, AS925|
|RAK Wireless||8-Channel Indoor||US915, EU868, IN865, AU915, AS923|
Semtech Basics Station - Gateway Communication Ports
Below is a table of ports used by the Gateway to communicate with the Senet Network. The included domain and port information can be used for whitelisting these communications on a network.
Semtech BS will only use port 6042 or 6040, depending on the authentication mode configured.
|collector.senetco.io||6042||TCP||Inbound/Outbound||TLS Secured LoRa Messages|
|collector.senetco.io||6040||UDP||Inbound/Outbound||Unsecured LoRa Messages|
|NTP (Time Synch)||123||NTP||Outbound||Time Synchronization|