Dragino LoRaWAN Base Stations

The screenshots provided in this webpage were taken on a LIG16 model Base Station. Senet is aware that the Dragino LIG16 Base Station model, and others, have been discontinued from production due to hardware component shortages. For existing units, continued compatibility is expected for future firmware releases.

For more detailed information on a specific Base Station model, please reference the corresponding Dragino User Manuals.

Dragino LoRaWAN Base Station models in the below table support the same firmware files (dragino-lgw--v), however some models support different features. Below a comparison table of the different models is provided:

Base Station Model Packet Forwarder Support LoRaWAN Device Type Support Replacement for Models Type
LPS8N Semtech Basics Station, Semtech UDP Standard LoRaWAN (ABP, OTAA) LPS8, LG308, and LIG16 8-Channel Indoor
DLOS8N Semtech Basics Station, Semtech UDP Standard LoRaWAN (ABP, OTAA) DLOS8 8-Channel Outdoor

Note

A list of Dragino Base Station models can be found at the following links:
Dragino Base Station product offerings
Technical Comparison 1
Technical Comparison 2

Registration and Configuration

If you have not done so already you will need to register your Base Station through your Developer or RAN Provider account using the steps below.

System Requirements

Semtech Basics Station support was enabled via a firmware (FW) update. Please ensure that the Base Station FW version supports Semtech Basics Station:

FW Version Packet Forwarder Support Comment
v5.4.16360xxxxx or lower Semtech UDP Generic Semtech UDP
v5.4.16403xxxxx - v5.4.16518xxxxx Semtech Basics Station, Semtech UDP Basics Station manual Senet LNS URI support via 'ChirpStack' drop-down menu entry
v5.4.16540xxxxx - and above Semtech Basics Station, Semtech UDP Basics Station native Senet LNS URI support

Note

Download the latest firmware images for all models directly: Dragino Base Station Firmware

Prerequisite Registration Information

The Manufacturer EUI can be derived from the listed 'Wifi' value. The Serial Number ('SN') and 'Wifi' values can be found on the label located on the back of the Dragino LIG16.
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Note

To obtain the Manufacturer (Base Station) EUI from the listed 'Wifi' value do the following:

Step Instruction Example
1. Note the listed 'Wifi' value. A8:40:41:1E:AB:20
2. Remove the : characters. A840411EAB20
3. Insert characters 'FFFE' inbetween the 6th and 7th charcters from the left. A84041 FFFE 1EAB20
4. Ensure there are no spaces and verify your final value has a length of 16 charcters. A84041FFFE1EAB20

Alternatively, the 'Gateway ID' value can be found within the Dragino configuration web interface. For access instructions, see corresponding section below.

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Registration on the Senet network

Once the Manufacturer EUI and Base Station SN have been acquired, return to the Senet Portal and complete Registration.

Note

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

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Note

The Dragino LIG16 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 Base Station 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 Dragino Configuration web interface.

Initial Access Instructions

There are three methods to connect to the LIG16 Base Station for initial configuration purposes:

 1. Wireless (Wi-Fi) via Static IP.
 2. Wired (Ethernet) via WAN fallback Static IP.
 3. Wired (Ethernet) via DHCP Client assigned IP address.

In this instruction set we show method #1, the wireless access method. A summary of the default characteristics for each interface is provided below:

Interface Default Static IP Default Username Default Password Interface Password
Wireless (Wi-Fi) http://10.130.1.1 root dragino dragino+dragino
Wired (Ethernet)(Fallback) http://172.31.255.254:8000/ root dragino Not Applicable
Wired (Ethernet) http://DHCP_CLIENT_IPADDRESS:8000/ root dragino Not Applicable

Note

For more information, please refer to the Dragino Official LIG16 User Manual PDF

Wireless (Wi-Fi) Local Connection

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Note

After logging in, as a security precaution it's strongly recommended to change the default password under System > General > System Password and consider disabling unused interfaces under Network.

WAN Backhaul Configuration

Configuring a backhaul connection to the Internet is a prerequisite to enable the Base Station to be remotely accessible and to forward traffic to the Senet Network Server. In this instruction set, the wired backhaul interface is configured through the static wireless default interface.

Wired (Ethernet) WAN Backhaul Configuration

Note

You can find the DHCP IP address assigned to the Base Station by navigating to Network > Network Status.

Configuring LoRaWAN Packet Forwarder as a Semtech Basic Station

Senet LNS URI

The Senet LNS protocol can be configured in two different ways:
 1. Secured (Recommended)
 2. Unsecured (Debugging and development purposes)

Note

Additional information regarding Basic Station can be found at the following link: Generic Semtech Basic Station

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Unsecured LNS URI

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Verifying Connection to the Senet Network

Upon successful completion, the Base Station status will update to Registered - Active when viewed within the Senet portal, and the status indicator light will turn green.