Setting up MultiTech LoRaWAN gateway on Ubuntu

As the convener for the Adelaide community of The Things Network, I am frequently setting up Multitech Conduit Gateways. Depending on your PC or notebook hardware you might have some problems with the Exar USB-UART driver on Linux.

Here are the steps to getting this unit setup from an Ubuntu (should work for any other Linux distro) machine.


Should show something like this:

Bus 002 Device 006: ID 04e2:1410 Exar Corp. XR21V1410 USB-UART IC

Download the driver for the Exar site:

cd xr_usb_serial_common_lnx-3.6-and-newer-pak
sudo insmod ./xr_usb_serial_common.ko

Ensure driver is loaded at startup

sudo vim /etc/modules
#Add the following

ls /dev/tty*

should now show another USB port ttyXRUSB0

For the rest you just need to follow the excellent instructions by Jac Kersing who maintains the Multitech TTN installer and documentation here:

Get EUI of your gateway

mts-io-sysfs show lora/eui 2> /dev/null | sed 's/://g'