Hi @brocaar, All
I really would like your help…
I have a MultiTech Conduit gateway, and it seems by following the instruction of installing the Packet Forwarder in the documentaion it installing the “Basic Packet Forwarder” version, and I’m trying to use class B.
So any idea on how to switch to the “Beacon Packet Forwarder” version? because I think this version is already included in the “lora-packet-forwarder-usb_1.4.1-r2.0_arm926ejste.ipk” package that I installed.
Thanks @fma for your quick response, I really appreciate it.
As far as I understand, and since my gateway is static, we can set the GPS coordinates manually and we need the time in order to sync the nodes with the gateway, so is it not possible to use the time from the cellular signal or the gateway internal clock for example?
I’m not entirely sure. But giving the code a quick look I don’t see any reference to GPS and beacons all together. Maybe it is possible. Take into account that gps is needed because the nodes (having GPS too) and the gateway must be time synced.
I have looked into the RisingHF gateway and contacted them but it cost way over my budget,
However, I have a Raspberry Pi with a Dragino LoRa/GPS hat, so do you think it will work? and if so, is there any documentations for the configurations?
I think brocaar option is the cheapest option (around 130 euros without the pi).
What you suggest seems to be a hat for making raspberry pi an end node, so it could be a Class B LoRa for example. I think they could be configured to be a 1 channel gateway but never tried this so not sure.
Dear @brocaar, @fma
thank you for your recommendations, and sorry for taking so long to get back to you, but i was dealing with other things.
I have ordered the RAK831 gateway (with the MAX-7Q GPS module) and I’ve installed the semtech packet forwarder.
The issue I have now is once I try to start the packet forwarder, I get the following error message:
ERROR: [main] failed to start the concentrator
I read in other topics that I have to do a hardware reset to overcome this issue.
So I used the following to do so:
./reset_lgw.sh start Accessing concentrator reset pin through GPIO7...
However, I’m still getting the same error regarding the concentrator.
Any ideas please?