Getting started with LoRa Gateway OS

These steps describe how to get started with LoRa Gateway OS after you have installed LoRa Gateway OS on your gateway.

Important: The lora-gateway-os-full image will setup the PostgreSQL on its first boot. This could take a couple of minutes and during this time, the gateway will be less responsive!

After booting the gateway, you need to login using SSH. When the IP of your gateway is 192.168.1.5:

ssh admin@192.168.1.5

The default username is admin, the default password is admin.

This will prompt the following message:

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   / /   ____  / __ \____ _/ ___/___  ______   _____  _____  (_)___
  / /   / __ \/ /_/ / __ `/\__ \/ _ \/ ___/ | / / _ \/ ___/ / / __ \
 / /___/ /_/ / _, _/ /_/ /___/ /  __/ /   | |/ /  __/ /  _ / / /_/ /
/_____/\____/_/ |_|\__,_//____/\___/_/    |___/\___/_/  (_)_/\____/

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Commands:

> sudo gateway-config  - configure the gateway
> sudo monit status    - display service monitor

Then execute the sudo gateway-config to configure the channel-configuration that the gateway must use.

Unlike the lora-gateway-os-base image, you should not update the LoRa Gateway Bridge configuration. It is configured to point to the MQTT broker which comes with the lora-gateway-os-base image.

When using the lora-gateway-os-full image, proceed with the following guide to get started with LoRa App Server after you have configured the channel-plan.

Important to know

SD Card wearout

Although LoRa Server tries to minimize the number of database writes, there will be regular writes to the SD Card (PostgreSQL and Redis snapshots). According to Is it true that a SD/MMC Card does wear levelling with its own controller? it might make a difference which SD Card brand you use.