Mikrotik R11e-LoRa8EU & wAP LoRa8 kit

Mikrotik have made an announcement in their Newsletter.

https://download2.mikrotik.com/news/news_89.pdf
Page 5

They also mention that they will be producing an Antenna…

Ball park pricing is mentioned. Nothing specific on release dates yet

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Looks like their LoRaWAN concentrator Gateway card will be EU (868EU band) only based on that newsletter. Really hope once they add the support to RouterOS they would support any USB based LoRaWAN concentrator Gateway card so existing ones for US could be used.

The question has been raised on the Mikrotik forums

https://forum.mikrotik.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=131337&p=723575&hilit=lora#p723575

Best thing is for yourself and others to join in the discussions both here and on the Mikrotik forums requesting support for additional regions/freq’s/USB etc

If enough raise the point hopefully they’ll get onto it.

Checkout the Lora9 as well

https://www.msdist.co.uk/mikrotik/wireless/lora#Product-Details

https://mikrotik.com/products/group/lora-products
https://mikrotik.com/product/r11e_lora9
https://mikrotik.com/product/r11e_lora8
https://mikrotik.com/product/lora_antenna_kit
https://mikrotik.com/product/wap_lora8_kit
https://mikrotik.com/product/wap_lora9_kit

Checked Firmware for my wAP. There seems to be no reference to LoRa for now.
6.46beta38

A reseller say it is avalible in three weeks.

I have had contact with a reseller too, he says they will be added to the store pages (for preorder?) halfway this month, and at the end of the month they will recieve stock

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Now officially announced in their monthly newsletter

I have now placed a preorder for mine with MSDist so I can do some initial testing once it’s available.

https://www.thethingsnetwork.org/docs/gateways/mikrotik/

The docs refer to using the mobile app for those using Mac’s

There is a version of Winbox compiled with Wine that works on a Mac here

http://joshaven.com/resources/tools/winbox-for-mac/

I have used it without issue.

Use at your own risk as not distributed directly from Mikrotik themselves.

And it works with 3rd party cards :slight_smile:Annotation%202019-09-26%20120316 Annotation%202019-09-26%20120316_1

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Very nice,
Has all the traffic passed to TTN ok…?

Yeah, it’s passed traffic to TTN. Was super simple to setup though I don’t see any way to make changes to the channels in RouterOS. Right now I have it running on a 962UiGS-5HacT2HnT in a USB to mPCIe adapter. I have another router that has a mPCIe slot but couldn’t get it to work in that one. I suspect it more of an issue with the mPCIe slot.

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I’ve picked up other nodes but not mine. Digging more looks like only sub-band 1 is loaded in RouterOS, where TTN uses sub-band 2 in the US. Need to figure out how to get the other channels loaded.

Some input from me on this:
setup was really easy and straight forward with router.eu.thethings.network
There are some packets that are picket up but doesn’t get to TTN gateway console, but still tying understand it. Same thing happens to other GW, that is no MikroTik.
On MikroTik side all traffic shows up, haven’t seen any misfires.

I’m seeing the samething. The main issue i’m having is all my nodes are US sub-band 2 whereas RouterOS is sub-band 1 only. So it looks like the ones i’m seeing are either “private” or noise. I need to reflash some of my LoRa test nodes to sub-band 1 to check really well. Overall very promising.

where did you buy the gateway?

25%20AM

Using a different RouterBoard (962UiGS-5HacT2HnT) and 3rd party concentrator (https://www.n-fuse.co/devices/LoRaWAN-Concentrator-Card-mini-PCIe.html) card at the moment.

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For US915, just found how to get the channels moved to the correct sub-band. Have to change the both radios center frequency to the correct frequency for that sub-band and now getting data from my motes.