I apologize for the basic question, but my searches have led to dead ends.
I’m new to LoRa and am playing around with a multitech conduit kit. I’ve gotten pretty far –
- Flashed the conduit with mLinux
- Setup the packet forwarder and gateway bridge
- Setup LoraServer
- Setup LoraAppServer
- Got the MQTT configured using default settings
- Received MQTT joins, sent ACKs on custom topics
- Got the mDot box sending join requests that are visible in the device Lorawan frames on the LoraServer web interface
I’m stuck on a pretty basic concept though. All of multitech’s documentation refers to a network name and passphrase, but I can’t find anything similar in LoraServer’s world.
My intent is to setup a central server to pass packets to other servers via MQTT for application processing in the pub/sub model, but I’m still trying to just create a network and test the threshold of this multitech gateway, to see if it’s what we want to use. Ideally we’d eventually host this as a public service – so I’ve read up on the public/private LoRa networks split and sync words. (I’m using public)
I’ve read up a bit on LoRa in general and feel that an individual sensor device connects to a cloud server or the network overall, instead of an individual gateway (so that a sensor can travel easily). Is this a concept that LoRaServer is offloading to another layer? Is this a Multitech proprietary configuration? Is it something else entirely?
I’ve even tried to reconfigure the mDot Box, but the config still requires a network name and passphrase.
Any documentation links would be incredibly helpful!