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Multitech Conduit

Note: This was tested with the following firmware version: 6.0.0.

Supported cards

mCardConcentratord IPKConcentratord configuration directory
MTAC-003E00chirpstack-concentratord-sx1302_4.1.0_r1_arm926ejste.ipk/var/config/chirpstack-concentratord-sx1302
MTAC-003U00chirpstack-concentratord-sx1302_4.1.0_r1_arm926ejste.ipk/var/config/chirpstack-concentratord-sx1302
MTAC-LORA-H-915chirpstack-concentratord-sx1301_4.1.0_r1_arm926ejste.ipk/var/config/chirpstack-concentratord-sx1301
MTAC-LORA-H-868chirpstack-concentratord-sx1301_4.1.0_r1_arm926ejste.ipk/var/config/chirpstack-concentratord-sx1301
MTAC-LORA-2G4chirpstack-concentratord-2g4_4.1.0_r1_arm926ejste.ipk/var/config/chirpstack/concentratord-2g4

Disable internal packet forwarder

In order to install the ChirpStack Concentratord, you must disable any packet forwarder provided by Multitech.

Web-interface log in

The mPower web-interface can be accessed by entering https://IP-ADDRESS/ into your browser. As the web-interface uses a self-signed certificate, your browser will probably raise a warning.

Disable packet-forwarder

  1. In the left menu, click LoRaWAN®
  2. Under LoRa mode, select DISABLED
  3. Click Submit, and then Save and Appy in the left menu.

Install ChirpStack Concentratord

Enable SSH

In order to install ChirpStack packages on the gateway, you must first enable SSH in the web-interface.

  1. In the left menu, click Administration and then Access configuration.
  2. Under SSH Settings, make sure this option is Enabled.
  3. In case of changes, click Submit and then Save and Apply in the left menu.

SSH log in

To log in into your gateway, use the following command:

ssh USERNAME@IP-ADDRESS

Where USERNAME is the username that you use to gain access to the web-interface of the gateway and IP-ADDRESS with the IP address of the gateway.

Download IPK

You must select the correct Concentratord IPK package for the card(s) that you have installed in your Multitech Conduit gateway. Please refer to the Supported cards table and copy the link of the corresponding IPK package.

Note: Multiple ChirpStack Concentratord variants can be installed simultaneously, e.g. if you have a MTAC-003E00 installed in AP1 and a MTAC-LORA-2G4 in AP2.

Use the following command to download the IPK on your gateway:

cd /tmp
wget <Concentratord IPK URL>

Install IPK

Use the opkg package-manager to install the downloaded package. Example:

# E.g. sudo opkg install chirpstack-concentratord-sx1302_4.1.0_r1_arm926ejste.ipk
sudo opkg install <Concentratord IPK>

Configuration

On first start, the ChirpStack Concentratord will automatically detect the hardware region of your card. After the first start, you will the Concentratord either in the ap1 or ap2 sub-directory of the Concentratord configuration directory.

To start the ChirpStack Concentratord, use the following command:

sudo /etc/init.d/chirpstack-concentratord-<variant>-<port> start
  • <variant> can be: sx1301, sx1302 or 2g4.
  • <port> can be: ap or ap2.

Example:

# To start the MTAC-003E00 module in AP1
sudo /etc/init.d/chirpstack-concentratord-sx1302-ap1 start

# To start the MTAC-LORA-2G4 module in AP2
sudo /etc/init.d/chirpstack-concentratord-2g4-ap2 start

Enabling ChirpStack Concentratord

To automatically enable ChirpStack Concentratord on boot, you must copy the Monit configuration file(s) for the corresponding APs:

# Copy Monit configuration file(s)
sudo cp /var/config/chirpstack-concentratord-<variant>/chirpstack-concentratord-<variant>-<port>.monit /etc/monit.d

# Reload Monit
sudo monit reload

Example:

# To start the MTAC-003E00 module in AP1 on boot
sudo cp /var/config/chirpstack-concentratord-sx1302/chirpstack-concentratord-sx1302-ap1.monit /etc/monit.d

# To start the MTAC-LORA-2G4 module in AP2 on boot
sudo cp /var/config/chirpstack-concentratord-2g4/chirpstack-concentratord-2g4-ap2.monit /etc/monit.d

# Reload Monit
sudo monit reload

(Re)start and stop commands

Use the following commands to (re)start and stop the ChirpStack Concentratord service(s):

# Status
sudo monit summary

# start
monit start chirpstack-concentratord-<variant>-<port>

# stop
monit stop chirpstack-mqtt-forwarder-<variant>-<port>

# restart
monit restart chirpstack-mqtt-forwarder-<variant>-<port>

Log output

To view the ChirpStack Concentratord log output, use the following command:

tail -f -n 100 /var/log/messages |grep chirpstack-concentratord

Multitech Conduit AP

Note: This was tested with the following firmware version: 6.0.1.

Disable internal packet forwarder

In order to install the ChirpStack Concentratord, you must disable any packet forwarder provided by Multitech.

Web-interface log in

The mPower web-interface can be accessed by entering https://IP-ADDRESS/ into your browser. As the web-interface uses a self-signed certificate, your browser will probably raise a warning.

Disable packet-forwarder

  1. In the left menu, click LoRaWAN®
  2. Under LoRa mode, select DISABLED
  3. Click Submit, and then Save and Appy in the left menu.

Install ChirpStack Concentratord

Enable SSH

In order to install ChirpStack packages on the gateway, you must first enable SSH in the web-interface.

  1. In the left menu, click Administration and then Access configuration.
  2. Under SSH Settings, make sure this option is Enabled.
  3. In case of changes, click Submit and then Save and Apply in the left menu.

SSH log in

To log in into your gateway, use the following command:

ssh USERNAME@IP-ADDRESS

Where USERNAME is the username that you use to gain access to the web-interface of the gateway and IP-ADDRESS with the IP address of the gateway.

Download IPK

Use the following commands to download the latest version of the chirpstack-concentratord package:

cd /tmp
wget https://artifacts.chirpstack.io/downloads/chirpstack-concentratord/vendor/multitech/conduit-ap/chirpstack-concentratord_4.1.0-r1_arm926ejste.ipk

Install IPK

Use the opkg package-manager to install the downloaded package. Example:

sudo opkg install chirpstack-concentratord_4.1.0-r1_arm926ejste.ipk

Configuration

The first time ChirpStack Concentratord is started, it will automatically detect the region of the gateway, and copy the configuration.

To start the Concentratord, use the following command:

sudo monit start chirpstack-concentratord

Configuration files can be found at:

  • /var/config/chirpstack-concentratord/concentratord.toml - Concentratord configuration
  • /var/config/chirpstack-concentratord/channels.toml - Channel configuration
  • /var/config/chirpstack-concentratord/examples - Directory containing example configuration

(Re)start and stop commands

Use the following commands to (re)start and stop the ChirpStack Concentratord service:

# Status
sudo monit summary

# start
monit start chirpstack-concentratord

# stop
monit stop chirpstack-concentratord

# restart
monit restart chirpstack-concentratord

Log output

To view the ChirpStack Concentratord log output, use the following command:

tail -f -n 100 /var/log/messages |grep chirpstack-concentratord