This guide will instruct you to use Tektelic Kona gateways in Easy LoRaWAN Cloud.

1. Basic Setup

Step 1: To find the Gateway EUI

  • The Gateway EUI is the GW ID on the back of the gateway

Step 2: To download and install KonaFT

Step 3: To connect the LAN port of your gateway into the SAME network as your laptop

Step 4: To use KonaFT to find the IP of your gateway: here

Step 5:  You may want to use KonaFT to set a static IP of your gateway: here

2. LoRaWAN Configuration

We will use Packet Forwarder to connect the gateway to Easy LoRaWAN server

Step 1: SSH into the gateway

  • You should know the IP of your gateway in the previous section.
  • To use Putty to ssh into the gateway: ssh root@GATEWAY-IP-ADDRESS
  • The default password is the serial-number of the gateway which is printed on the back of the gateway (the 9 characters above the 12V = 1A line).

Step 2: To configure Packet-forwarder

"gateway_conf" {
        "server_address": "",
        "serv_port_up": 6701,
        "serv_port_down": 6701,

Step 3: Restart the packet forwarder

  • /etc/init.d/pkt_fwd restart
  • Or just power off and on your gateway

Next: Now you can continue to add your gateway to Easy LoRaWAN Cloud in the guides.

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