ClodPi Labs - LoRaWAN Network Console

ClodPi Labs LoRaWAN Network Console

About ClodPi Labs LoRaWAN® Network Console:

It is a plug-play-compatible with very little configuration steps for ClodPi Labs LoRaWAN Gateways and other LoRaWAN Gateways compatible to “Semtech Packet Forwarder” standard in most cases forming bridge which connects end devices and gateways to your application collecting the data from your devices, that are relayed by your gateways and forwards them to your application.
It understands the LoRaWAN specifications and the protocol, decrypts the data and thus your application need not worry about the complexities of LoRaWAN.

One need to provide power and an internet connection through either Ethernet or 4G.

Once gateway is powered and connected to WAN, one can proceed with:

  1. Registering / Adding the gateway
  2. Create Applications
  3. Add Devices
  4. Monitor the data / traffic (downlink, uplink)
  5. Integration with Applications

ClodPi Labs LoRaWAN Console allows to register Gateways that are compatible to “Semtech Packet Forwarder” standard:

  1. ClodPi Labs LoRaWAN Gateways
  2. Any external LoRaWAN Gateways

Notice:
Please read the document carefully before you install the device and pay attention to the detailed steps. For any doubts / queries please reach out to the manufacturer support team.

ClodPi Labs “LoRaWAN Console” – Add Gateway – Steps

Step 1. Make sure the LoRaWAN Gateway is already connected to power and internet as per User Guide / Manual.

Step 2. On your mobile / computer, open a browser and navigate to https://console.clodpi.io/

Step 3: If visiting the page for the first time - proceed with Sign up process. Existing user can proceed with Login options.

PS: Make note in local copy: Name, Organization Name, Organization Name Identifier and Access Token. These details are needed for Gateway registration / configuration process.

Step 4: On laptop / mobile

Step 5: Go to WiFi option. (For illustration purpose, a laptop is used)

Step 6: WiFi > LGWxxxxxxxxxxxx > Select

Step 7: Enter password: 87654321

PS: This is default password. User can change this password.

Step 8: Click Connect. *This will connect the device (laptop / mobile) to the same network as that of the Gateway.

Step 9: In the laptop / mobile, open a browser and navigate to http://192.168.100.1/

Step 10: On Login page,

  • Username: root
  • Password: pass1234
  • Click: LOGIN button

Step 11: To configure the gateway, navigate to Network > LoRa Gateway

Step 12: At ‘Gateway Parameters’ > ‘General Settings’ tab: Enter / Select the value as prescribed in below steps

Gateway ID default value will be displayed. Make note of the value. This information is needed later while adding the gateway to the console.
Server Address select ‘clodpi-connector’
Server Port (Up) 1700 (default value)
Server Port (Down) 1700 (default value)
Keep Alive Interval 10 (whole number, value denotes time in seconds, default is 10 seconds, it can be customized as per the need.)
Push Timeout 100 (whole number, value denotes time in seconds, default is 10 seconds, it can be customized as per the need.)

Note: Keep all others values as is. DO NOT make any other changes.

Step 13 : Scroll down the page to the bottom. Click button ‘Save & Apply’.

Note: This will save the Gateway configuration details.

For external LoRaWAN Network Server (other than that of ClodPi Labs), provide the details as below instructions:

Gateway ID default value will be displayed. Make note of the value. This information is needed later while adding the gateway to the console.
Server Address provide the server address details with the LoRaWAN Network Server provider
Server Port (Up) 1700 < check the server address details with the LoRaWAN Network Server provider>
Server Port (Down) 1700 < check the server address details with the LoRaWAN Network Server provider>
Keep Alive Interval 10 (whole number, value denotes time in seconds, default is 10 seconds, it can be customized as per the need.)
Push Timeout 100 (whole number, value denotes time in seconds, default is 10 seconds, it can be customized as per the need.)

Step 14: Scroll down the page to the bottom. Click button ‘Save & Apply’ (*Keep all others values as is. DO not make any other changes)

Next: Login to ClodPi Labs Console and add the gateway

Step 15: Go to device WiFi option > change to the main internet option and connect.

Step 16: On laptop / mobile device, open a new browser

Step 17: Navigate to https://console.clodpi.io/

Step 18: After Login, navigate to Gateways > Add New Gateway

Step 19: On 'New Gateway registration, screen, provide below details:

Name: provide a meaningful unique identifiable name for the gateway
Description: provide a meaningful description for the gateway
MAC Address: enter the MAC Address of the Gateway. This is provided by the Gateway manufacturer - a sticker on the Gateway has the details.
Frequency Band: Select as per applicable for the base country. Example: For India, it will be India (865 MHz to 867 MHz)

Step 20 : Click: ‘Register’.

Note: Gateway created successfully message will be displayed

Step 21: To View Registered Gateways, navigate to > Left Panel > Gateways: List of registered gateways is displayed

Step 22: Click on one of them to see the details of the gateway.

Note: The Red Spot denotes the Gateway configuration is not complete

Step 23 : WiFi > LGWxxxxxxxxxxxx > Select

Step 24 : Enter password: 87654321 (Note: This is default password. User can change this password.)

Step 25 : Click Connect.

Step 26 : In the laptop / mobile, open a browser and navigate to http://192.168.100.1/

Step 27 : On Login page,

  • Username: root
  • Password: pass1234
  • Click: LOGON button

Step 28 : To configure the gateway, navigate to Network Server > ClodPi Connector

Step 29 : ‘ClodPi Connector’ page > ‘Configuration’ section:

Step 30 : Click: Save & Apply
Note: Successful message is displayed

Checkbox ‘Enable ClodPi Connector’: by default, it is selected
Server: by default, value ‘console.clodpi.io
Port: 1883
User: will display Organization name from your profile
Key: provide Access Token from step 2

Step 31 : Navigate to System > Reboot > Click ‘PERFORM REBOOT’
Note: This will reboot the Gateway

Next: Login to ClodPi Labs Console and check the newly added gateway is online

Step 32 : Go to device WiFi option.

Step 33 : WiFi > change to the main internet option and connect

Step 34 : On laptop / mobile device, open a new browser

Step 35 : Navigate to https://console.clodpi.io/

Step 36 : View registered Gateways > Left Panel > Gateways: List of registered gateways is displayed

Step 37 : Click on the gateway to see the details of the gateway.

Note: The Red Spot should change to Blue dot denoting the Gateway configuration is complete and is available online

Step 38 : Click on the ‘Live Frames’ link adjacent to the Blue dot to view the Gateway Stats

SUPPORT PROCESS: Send an email to support@clodpi.io

Congratulations! Now, you can start with other configurations for your use case.