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

LoRa Basics Station

TTN supports the LoRa Basics Station LNS protocol. LNS establishes a data connection between Basics Station and TTN, and is preferred over the legacy UDP Packet Forwarder.

Some of the advantages of Basics Station over the legacy UDP Packet Forwarder are:

  • Centralized Update and Configuration Management
  • TLS and Token-based Authentication
  • Centralized Channel-Plan Management
  • No Dependency on Local Time Keeping

Connecting Your Device

To connect your device, use the following settings:

  • Server Address: wss://lns.{eu|us|in|au}.thethings.network:443
  • Server Certificate: see the certificates section

Check the I’m using the legacy packet forwarder button when registering your gateway in the console.

Legacy Packet Forwarder

NOTE: This is not the legacy packet forwarder, but internally this setting is correct.