Multitech Conduit

System Requirements

Multitech provides a wide variety of models for the Conduit platform. Most of these models are variations based on network connectivity and operating system; as such if you do not see your model listed, it is highly likely it will still work. We have verified the MTAC-LORA-H-915, MTAC-LORA-H-868, and MTAC-LORA-915 Gateway accessory cards; we strongly recommend the -H variants as they provide faster connectivity between the processor and the LoRa Concentrator.

Model OS Version
MultiConnect Conduit mLinux 3.1.x, 4.x.x
MultiConnect Conduit AP mLinux 3.3.x, 4.x.x
MultiConnect Conduit IP67 Base Station mLinux 3.3.x, 4.x.x
MultiConnect Conduit AEP see note below

Note

It is strongly recommended to use an mLinux Conduit. If an AEP conduit will be used for development please upgrade to AEP version 1.4.3 or higher.

SenRa Packet Forwarder for Developers

Prerequisites

  1. Verify Version Compatibility

    AEP Conduit version 1.4.1 is not compatible with SenRa Gateway Software. If your Gateway is running this version, please upgrade to AEP 1.4.3 or greater before installing SenRa Gateway Software. MultiTech AEP Software and complete upgrade instructions are available at: http://www.multitech.net/developer/downloads/

  2. Determine the MultiTech Conduit Type and Serial Number

    The MultiTech Conduit Part Number is listed on the bottom of the Gateway. Example: MTCDT-210A-US-EU-GB

    If the Part Numbers contains 210L, the type is mLinux Conduit. If the Part Numbers contain 210A, the type is Application Enablement (AEP) Conduit.

    The Serial Number is 8-Digits and found on the bottom of the Conduit Gateway.

    Note

    Multitech provides instructions for configuring the backhaul network interfaces, including WiFi and cellular, on their website at http://www.multitech.net.

  3. Disable Basic LoRa Network Server

    In order for the SenRa Gateway Software to operate correctly the basic LoRa Network Server that comes pre-installed on the Multitech MUST be disabled. Below you will find the instructions on how to disable this setting on two different Multitech models.

    • AEP Conduit

      1. Navigate to the AEP Web Interface and select Setup->LoRa Network Server.

      2. If enabled, uncheck the Enabled check box under LoraConfiguration.

        Screenshot

      3. Navigate to Setup->Time and enable SNTP

      Note

      Additional information on the MultiTech AEP interface is available at: http://www.multitech.net

    • mLinux Conduit

      1. On the mLinux console, run the following command:

        /etc/init.d/lora-network-server stop
        
      2. Edit /etc/default/lora-network-server and set ENABLED to "no":

        ENABLED="no"
        
      3. Ensure there are no additional packet forwarders running. Run ps -eadf | grep -i pkt from the terminal. You should expect to see the following output:

        root     29429 29422  0 08:58 ttyGS0   00:00:00 grep -i pkt
        
      4. If any addition processes remain, ensure that you stop and disable them from running at startup before installing the Senra Packet Forwarder

      Note

      Additional information on the MultiTech mLinux interface is available at: http://www.multitech.net

  4. Security Check

    As a basic security precaution we ask that you change the default password of the Gateway to ensure basic security protection. For more information please refer to the documentation that came with your Gateway

Installation

mLinux versions 4.x.x

In the condiut console, switch to the root user.

sudo su root

Copy and paste the following command into the Conduit console.

mLinux Version Command
mLinux 4.x.x
dlF=lgwInstaller_02_06_08.sh;dlC=senraco;wget --no-check-certificate http://docs.${dlC}.io/downloads/02_06_08/$dlF -O $dlF && chmod +x $dlF && ./${dlF} -c ${dlC}

Run the command, installation is automatic.

Once registration and Gateway software installation are complete the Gateway will be displayed in the SenRa Portal Dashboard with the current registration status (this may require a refresh of the browser).

For more information controlling the SenRa Gateway Software, please refer to our Gateway FAQ.

mLinux versions 3.x.x

Copy and paste the following command into the Conduit console.

mLinux Version Command
mLinux 3.1.x
dlF=lgwInstaller.sh;dlC=senraco;wget --no-check-certificate http://docs.${dlC}.io/downloads/$dlF -O $dlF && chmod +x $dlF && ./${dlF} -c ${dlC}

Run the command, installation is automatic.

Once registration and Gateway software installation are complete the Gateway will be displayed in the SenRa Portal Dashboard with the current registration status (this may require a refresh of the browser).

For more information controlling the SenRa Gateway Software, please refer to our Gateway FAQ.