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Wirnet™ iBTS information

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Wirnet™ iStation information

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Network management

LoRa Features

KerOS customization

Support and resources


Setup of Wirnet™ iBTS Gateway


Zero Touch provisioning (ZTP) feature

Connection to the gateway

Connection to the gateway can either be done via:

  • SSH: click here.
  • Debug probe: click here
  • Web Interface: click here. Web interface is available since firmware version 4.0. Products leaving the warehouses could be in a lower version.

Firmware update and configuration

A simplified upgrade method is proposed to configure the Wirnet™ Gateways with the Wanesy™ Management Center. This method is called the Magic Link.

The Magic Link is a command line, based on wget that automatically downloads the required embedded software, configures the VPN connection, configures the packet forwarder with the adapted default configuration, all in one step.

Check the firmware version:

  • Use the FAQ chapter “How to read the software version”: click here

Download the last firmware version:

Upgrade with configuration lost (if the gateway is new, use this case)

  • Go on the KerOS firmware last version page: click here.
  • On the bottom of the page download the liveburner IPK file. This upgrade will factory reset the gateway and upgrade it with the last version. The current configuration is erased.

Upgrade with configuration preservation

Upgrade from KerOS version A.x to A.y (same major version)
  • Go on the KerOS firmware last version page: click here.
  • On the bottom of the page download the KerOS IPK file.
  • If specific files need to be preserved consult the upgrade information page: click here.
Major version upgrade from KerOS version 4.3.3 to 5.5.4

KerOS v5.x introduces some important modifications. If some elements, like the configuration, need to be kept during the upgrade from version 4.3.3 to 5.5.4, a specific upgrade must be follow. The procedure is described on the “Major version upgrade with a custom liveburner” page: click here.

Update the firmware:

Update since version 4.x

Update of the gateway's firmware can be done over Network, USB or Web interface. Use the previously downloaded IPK file (liveburner or KerOS) and follow the indication of the dedicated page Software updates: click here.

Update from version 3.x

Update of the gateway's firmware can be done over Network or USB. Use the previously downloaded IPK file (liveburner or KerOS) and follow the indication of the dedicated page: Wirnet iBTS Wiki updates

Packet Forwarder activation and configuration

Kerlink provides a packet forwarder (CPF) compatible with Wirnet iBTS gateways. A packet forwarder is the main program of a LoRa gateway. It has to be installed and configured to implement a LoRaWAN network.

Packet forwarder activation

Starting with Wirnet gateways firmware version v4.3.0, packet forwarder is included in the firmware. The CPF does not need to be installed. The CPF needs to be enable. To consult how to enable the CPF:click here

Pre-compiled packet forwarder installation - firmware before 4.3

Packet Forwarder configuration

Once the packet forwarder is installed on the gateway, it must be configured to be functional.

  • Go on the Kerlink Common Packet forwarder page and select your CPF version: click here
  • On the CPF configuration page look at the chapter “How to configure and monitor the packet forwarder?”

Factory reset

If needed the factory reset of the gateway is feasible. Consult the stock restore process: click here

Get the logs

To simplify the log gathering process, Kerlink developed automatic log gathering methods. Consult the Automatic log gathering chapter: click here

Connect an iBTS to WMC

Connect an iBTS to AWS IoT Core

Connect an iBTS to The Things Network

Connect an iBTS to Loriot

Connect an iBTS to ChirpStack

LoRaWAN protocol

Kerlink is a member of LoRa Alliance and the Kerlink gateway is compatible with LoRaWAN protocol. If you need information about LoRaWAN network protocol please contact the LoRa Alliance and request LoRaWAN specification :

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Administrative information

wiki/quickstart/quickstart_ibts.txt · Last modified: 2024/03/28 11:45 by ehe