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Connecting to TTN

Connect SenseCAP M2 Multi-Platform Gateway to The Things Network

  1. Connecting via Packet Forwarders‚Äč

1.1 TTN Configuration‚Äč

Log into The Things Stack. If you don't have a TTN account, please register first.

Register the gateway

Gateway EUI: Gateway EUI can be found on the device label or Local Console

Gateway ID: A unique identifier for your gateway(the ID must contain only lowercase letters, numbers, and dashes)

Gateway name: A name of your gateway

Frequency plan: Select the corresponding frequency according to your gateway version

You can check the Gateway in the overview after successful registration.

1.2 Gateway Configuration‚Äč

Configure the gateway via the Web UI,please check the Quick Start to log into Local Console first.

  • Step 1: LoRa Network Settings

Navigate to LoRa > LoRa Network

Mode: Packet Forward

Packet Forwarder Settings:

Gateway EUI: It will automatically get the EUI of the connected gateway

Server Address: The link to The Things Network server( eg: For Europe is eu1.cloud.thethings.network)

Server Port(Up/Down): 1700

Other settings can be left as default, or can be changed to suit your requirements.

Click Save&Apply to apply your settings.

  • Step 2: Channel Plan Settings

Navigate to LoRa > Channel Plan

Select the Region and Frequency plan according to the actual choice.

After setting, click Save&Apply

  1. Connecting via Basic Station‚Äč

2.1 TTN Configuration‚Äč

Please refer to 1.1 for adding a gateway

  • Step 1: Enable Require authenticated connection

This will only allow a gateway to connect if it uses a TLS enabled Basic Station or MQTT connection. It will not allow connections from UDP packet forwarders.

  • Step 2: Create an API key

Navigate to API keys, click Add API key

Choose Grant individual rights > Link as Gateway to a Gateway Server for traffic exchange, i.e. write uplink and read downlink

2.2 Gateway Configuration‚Äč

Mode: Basics Station

Basic Station Settings:

Gateway EUI: It will automatically get the EUI of the connected gateway

Server: LNS Server

URL: The link to The Things Network server( eg: For Europe is eu1.cloud.thethings.network)ÔľõPort:8887

Authentication Mode: TLS server authentication and Client token

trust: Select the certificate you need and download it, recommendÔľöLet‚Äôs Encrypt ISRG Root X1 Trust

Copy the data content of the certificate file (the certificate can be opened in text form)

token: Authorization: Your_API_Key

Other settings can be left as default, or can be changed to suit your requirements.

  1. Check the Gateway Status‚Äč

    After the settings are completed, we can view the live data of your gateway.

You can see that your gateway is connected to TTN now.

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