Initial Setup and Firmware Update
Exploring the GUI
LoRa Specifc Screens
I'll mostly concentrate on the LoRa specific screens, assuming that most of the rest of these are standard OpenWRT. I'm not positive on that as I haven't used OpenWRT in a few years.
After the firmware update finished and logging in the first thing to do navigate using the sidebar to System -> Administration and change the login password to something other than root.
I used LastPass to generate and save a 32 character password containing letters, numbers and symbols. This was accepted without issue.
System -> Overview
When you log in, you are presented with System -> Overview page. The top two rows of panels display LoRa specific info. Next is row has system info and memory usage. The final two provide network information.
Notice that the Wireless appears to support an uplink as well as AP mode.
System -> LoRaWAN Packet Logger
This page looks very handy. A packet logger with some available filtering tools. Including the ability to dive into the packet contents.
LoRaWAN Packet Logger page
Packet Type filtering options
Expanding the view of a packet
System -> System Log
This screen doesn't sounce LoRa specific at first. But you you look at the log you will see that it's providing the lora_pkt_fwd log entries.
The two pages under this section are specific to LoRaWAN and all have the same info on the bottom half, which I'll cover below.
LoRa Packet Forwarder
The top half of this section has three tabs, but there are some options that change what is displayed.
Top Half of LoRa Packet Forwarder page
General Setup tab with Semtech UDP GWMP Protocol selected
General Setup tab with LoRa Gateway MQTT Bridge selected
Beacon Setup tab
GPS Information tab which allows configuration of Fake GPS
LoRa Gateway MQTT Bridge
These pages allow configuration of something I need to figure out and document XXX
LoRa Gateway MQTT Bridge Configuration tab with Authentication disabled
LoRa Gateway MQTT Bridge Configuration tab with Authentication enabled. Supported versions of TLS are v1, v1.1 and v1.2
MQTT Topic Template Setup tab
Bottom Half of LoRaWAN Pages
The bottom half of both pages allows configuration of the radios. The release notes for this version include this interesting tidbit
1. Web management platform supports status preview interface to show GPS information. "--" means that the positioning failed, and latitude and longitude information means that the positioning succeeded.
2. The Web Management Platform supports 8 channel devices to add a LoRa concentrator to 16 channels. (Only RAK7249 DIY Gateway is supported this funtion)
3. Modify the default configuration of the MQTT template for the LoRaGateway MQTT Bridge
4. Optimizing firmware to improve the stability
So with the RAK7249 DIY Gateway you can install a second LoRa concentrator to build a 16 channel gateway.
Radio Configuration tab
TX Gains tab