This documentation page applies to the legacy Things Network Stack V2. Documentation for The Things Stack V3 is available here

Burning the Firmware

If the firmware version of your RAK811 WisNode LoRa Module is newer than V3.0.0.0 or you have just burned the bootloader into RAK811 according to the Burning Bootloader into the Device section, you just need to burn the upgrade firmware according to the following steps now:

1 . First, open and download the RAK Serial Port Tool here.

In case you have not just burned the bootloader, as instructed in the previous section you need to manually go into boot mode. Connect you board via the USB interface and enter the following AT command after you have connected via the proper COM port:

at+set_config=device:boot

Figure 1: Entering Boot Mode

2 . Next, download the RAK Upgrade Tool from the RAKwireless website here then, open the tool.

Figure 2: RAK Upgrade Tool

3 . Download the latest firmware here for the RAK811 WisNode LoRa Module.

Note: Make sure to pick the appropriate bin file depending on the region you are in. “RUI_RAK811_V3.x.x.x.H” supported regions are: IN865, EU868, US915, AU915, KR920, AS920, AS923 while “RUI_RAK811_V3.x.x.x.L” supported regions are: EU433, CN470.
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4 . Click “Choose File” then choose the firmware that you have just downloaded:

Figure 3: Choosing the Upgrade Firmware file

5 . Choose the correct “COM Port”, then click Start to Upgrade and wait for a couple of minutes.

Figure 4: Start Upgrading the Firmware

Figure 5: Firmware Upgrade Finished

6 . Now, close the upgrade tool and open a serial port tool.

  • We recommend you to use RAK serial port tool with AT command capabilities. You can get it from RAK website available for free at this RAK directory.

7 . Choose the correct COM port and set the baud rate to 115200. Then open the serial port and enter the AT command below to restart.

at+set_config=device:restart

Figure 6: Restarting your Firmware

Congrats! This information means that you have upgraded successfully the new firmware.

In the next section, you will know how to configure your RAK811 WisNode LoRa Module using the available AT commands.