Multitech Conduit - mPower (AEP)

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 Base Station 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 mPower (AEP) 1.4.3+
MultiConnect Conduit AP - mPower (AEP) 1.4.3+
MultiConnect Conduit IP67 - mPower (AEP) 1.4.3+

Note

It is strongly recommended to use an mLinux Conduit. If an mPower (AEP) conduit will be used for development only, please upgrade to mPower (AEP) version 1.4.3 or higher.

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Prerequisites

  1. Verify Version Compatibility

    mPower (AEP) Conduit version 1.4.1 is not compatible with Senet Base Station Software. If your Base Station is running this version, please upgrade to AEP 1.4.3 or greater before installing Senet Base Station Software. MultiTech AEP 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 Base Station. 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 mPower or Application Enablement (AEP) Conduit.

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

    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 Base Station 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.

    • mPower (AEP) Conduit

      1. Navigate to the AEP Web Interface and select LoRaWAN->Network Settings.

      2. If enabled, Select Disabled check box under LoRa Mode.

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      3. Navigate to Setup->Time Configuration and enable SNTP

      Note

      Additional information on the MultiTech mPower (AEP) 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 Base Station to ensure basic security protection. For more information please refer to the documentation that came with your Base Station

Installation

Copy and paste the following command into the Conduit console.

mLinux Version Command
mLinux 3.1.x,4.x.x
dlF=lgwInstaller_02_11_18.sh;dlC=senetco;wget --no-check-certificate http://docs.${dlC}.io/downloads/02_11_18/$dlF -O $dlF && chmod +x $dlF && ./${dlF} -c ${dlC} -t DEV
mLinux 5.x.x
dlF=lgwInstaller_02_14_12.sh;dlC=senetco;wget --no-check-certificate http://docs.${dlC}.io/downloads/02_14_12/$dlF -O $dlF && sudo chmod +x $dlF && sudo ./${dlF} -c ${dlC} -t DEV

Run the command, installation is automatic.

Once registration and Base Station software installation are complete the Base Station 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 Base Station Software, please refer to our Gateway FAQ.