I am unclear on OTAA versus ABP.
I understood with ABP that the device had to be created in the gateway (register the device) . You receive a Device ID from the person who wants to join your gateway and then run ‘add device to an application’ where this creates the Dev EUI, App Session Key and Network Session Key which you email back to them and they have to hard code into their LoRa node device.
- Will any application you create do?
- Are all applications created equal?
- Should you have different applications for your own and third party devices?
- What is the difference between all of the router IDs? i.e. should I choose something called a meshed-router based in Australia or a ttn-router-eu because it has the name ‘router’, are they different?
But with OTAA I thought nothing would be required, the gateway would just relay join requests to some remote handler (Meshed-router whcih is thethings.meshed.com.au) which does all of the authentication?
To be honest I don’t want to be contacted and have to hand-enter every device anyone ever wants to put thru my gateway. I also don’t want to have to register my device with every gateway in the country one-by-one so that I can roam with it.
Can someone explain how OTAA works and especially how to set up a TTN gateway to permit OTAA without human intervention.