How can I access to my Rak Gateway 7258 when connecting with LTE

Hello,

I have put a SIM card into my 7258 gateway and it connects to the internet since I am capable of receiven packets in my LoRaWAN server, yet I don’t know how to access to the gateway.

I have tried to put the ip that appears (by accessing through WiFi at the same time it has LTE connection) yet there is no way to access without using the local ip assigned by the wifi router.

Could you please tell me how to access settings of the gateway when it is only connected to LTE?

Best regards.

Hi @mat92,

At this point this is not possible. In the next couple of days there should be a firmware update to solve this issues.

Regards
Vladislav

Hello Vladislav,
First of all, thanks for your answer. Can you please notify me when this happen together with instructions on how to do it? It would be great if you do that.

Thanks for your time and effort,

Regards!

Hi @mat92,

Sure, just in case check by end of next week. I hope we have something for you by than. I hope I don’t forget to notify you. We will think of some king of notification for the new firmware. Perhaps a newsletter would be good.

Regards
Vladislav

Any news my friend?

I have seen some folder with a version from 07-12, yet I don’t know whether it is last version neither how to install it.

Regards!

Hi @mat92,

We are still working on it :frowning:
I am not sure I understand your last comment. Folders, versions ???
Are you trying to update the firmware ?

Regards
Vladislav

Hello Hobo,

I have found this: https://downloads.rakwireless.com/en/LoRa/Indoor-Gateway-RAK7258/
And there seems to be a new firmware version than the one I have on my GW.

Regards!

Hi

I have my gateway up and running but need the LTE working. (For conference demos and client testing)

Is there firmware available to get this working yet?

Thx

Peter

There seem to be several different topics here.

The first question seems to be asking for a way to access settings when the gateway has only an LTE connection. If you are actually right next to the box while it is on LTE, running its internal wifi in access point mode would work for local access to the settings, but not for remote administration.

For remote administration, generally speaking mobile networks do not allow inbound traffic (though there are sometimes special offerings). So what is usually done is to have a daemon make an outbound connection to a cloud server which forwards a port back. “ngrok” is a commercial offering of such a service but might not literally work in this case. Using openwrt scripting I have a solution mostly working. I don’t think this is a stock feature, though it would be a good one - and of course it needs a cloud server to function at the “jump host”.

The next major question is if the RAK7258 in the newest question is actually the LTE model. All models have the SIM slot, but only some have the LTE modem soldered to the board underneath the LoRa card. If it isn’t an LTE model, it is possible to connect an external LTE card to the USB port, but I don’t know if the stock software would support this. We needed a very specific LTE card so have gotten this working by rebuilding openwrt with chat as well as ppp and copying over the chat & ppp scripts we worked out on a larger system in order to run it.

A simpler solution could be to connect the gateway to a mobile access point by Ethernet.

For a portable demo, the simplest of all may be to tether it via wifi to your phone.

(Beware that some hotels and conference venues go to efforts (often illegally) to block the use of the personal access points, in order to charge high fees for access to their in-house network. Where this is done by attacking foreign wifi networks, an Ethernet linked AP would be workaround)

Hi

Yes bought the model that has the LTE Module.

Don’t need for configuring, can do that in the office with Ethernet.

Was for taking with us for demos, most of these att and Verizon hot spots are crap and a problem to configure.

Hopefully get some firmware to enable soon. Not an option to use public wifi networks etc for us,

Thx for tips

Peter