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RAK831 GATEWAY SETUP WITH RASPBERRY PI

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Posted on Sept. 24, 2018



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Introduction


Lately, I have been working with LoRAWAN and I don’t have Lora gateway around. As you might be knowing LoRAWAN network requires a gateway to push data to the internet. As Lora is not an IP based protocol the gateway helps it in doing so. Basically, multiple LoRAWAN nodes transmit data to the gateway and the gateway transfers the concentrated data to server backend. Server backend which resides in the cloud contains a network server which helps in managing the network and the application server which is responsible for the data and UI. For that, I have used The Thing Network Server.

There are a lot of gateways available as a commercial product and also DIY products and I went with the RAK831 module by RAK Wireless. The module is cheap and works with Raspberry Pi as well so quite handy in terms of DIY. So this project is going to be how to configure and use the gateway with the Raspberry Pi.