First gateway online

JP Meijers

The Things Network User

Posted on 16-01-2017

On Friday 13 January we installed the first Things Network gateway in Stellenbosch. The location is on the roof of one of the Octo Place buildings in central Technopark. Because it was a Friday the thirteenth, the gateway went offline after a few hours. It cost us a debugging exercise on Saturday morning to find that the Raspberry Pi, which is at the heart of the gateway, experienced an ethernet failure. After replacement of the Pi we had a working gateway again.

We are actively measuring the coverage of this gateway using TTN Mapper. The current results can be seen at:

The components we used to build this gateway are:

The software that runs on the Pi is based on the steps provided at which makes use of