I have some Lora enabled ESP32 modules and I am working on an application that requires a private network with following features:
- no LORAWAN at all, I need only the LORA physical layer
- my battery-operated nodes are normally deep-sleeping, except for Lora receiver, and all are awakened by the reception of a Lora message, carrying the address of the node addressed (each node is configured in advance with a non-volatile address)
- the non-addressed nodes returns immediately to sleep, the addressed one makes its work (send some data to the application) and then returns to sleep
My application is a Windows application and I chose the RAK7268v2 gateway in order to communicate with my nodes.
I set up the gateway in my LAN and tried to configure it, using the Built-in Network Server and Generic MQTT, without success. I read a lot of documentation and forum topics and I got two questions
(for now !):
First: is it correct to use the RAK7268 gateway to communicate with my custom no-Lorawan network ?
I saw in the documentation many references to Lora standard nodes, beacons, Device EUI, etc.
Are my Lora enabled ESP32 modules (no LoraWAN) handled by the gateway ?
Second: if the answer to the first question is yes, is it correct for me to choose the the Built-in Network
Server and Generic MQTT configuration ?
Thanks to all, I will appreciate any help