LoRa Indoor Gateway 868 MHz, WiFi: Instructions&First Steps
The Things Industries 868MHz indoor gateway is designed to be a fully compliant, ultra low-cost LoRaWAN gateway, with Wi-Fi as the backhaul. It comes with a wall plug and can be powered over USB-C on 900mA, making the gateway even suitable for applications that require dynamic coverage.
Features and Benefits
➥ An 8 channel LoRaWAN indoor gateway
➥ One of the first gateways to support the state-of-the-art
➥ Basic station Protocol
➥ Supports LBT.
➥ Simple setup steps taking lesser than 5 mins.
➥ Can connect to any network backend of choice.
➥ Setup and Connectivity over WiFi.
➥ Built-in omnidirectional antenna for indoor use.
➥ EU868, US915, AS923 and CN470 versions available.
➥ Security via a range of modes.
|Channels||8/1 multi/high data rate|
|Transmit Power||upto +27 dBM|
|Frequency Bands||2.4 Ghz|
|USB Port||USB Type-C (900 mA)|
|Security||WPA and WPA2 personal|
Activate your gateway in less than 5 mins
1. Hold the SETUP (button at the top of the gateway, next to the LED) for 10 seconds until the LED blinks rapidly in RED.
2. The gateway now exposes a WiFi AP whose SSID is MINIHUB-xxxxxx where xxxxxx is the last 6 digits of the gateway ID.
3. The password for this network is printed on the back panel of the device under WiFi PW.
4. After connecting to this network go to
192.168.4.1 using a web browser to access the WiFi config page.
➥ Select the WiFi network and enter the password if it’s a closed network.
➥ Select the “Save and Reboot” option.
5. If your config is right:
➥ The gateway will blink GREEN for a few seconds while it connects to this network.
➥ Then, it will blink GREEN ↔ RED for a few seconds while it connects to the CUPS endpoint and fetches the necessary
information to connect to the LNS traffic endpoint.
➥ If your configuration was successful, the LED will be solid GREEN which means that the gateway is connected to the LoRaWAN network
and is ready to handle packets.
Configuration Mode (CONF)
In this mode, the device acts as a WiFi AP to which users can connect and configure a WiFi network(s) to which the gateway will connect to during normal operation. The device cannot route LoRaWAN packets in this mode.
Gateway Mode (GW)
In this mode, the device acts as a gateway to route traffic between the LoRaWAN Device and the Network. The WiFi AP for configuration is not available in this mode.
|Color(s)||Illuminating Pattern||Operating Mode||Meaning|
|GREEN||Blinking (freq 1 sec)||GW||WiFi not connected (or trying to connect)|
|GREEN||Blinking (freq 1/4 sec)||GW||Connected to WiFi, connected to LNS backend, listening for Packets|
|GREEN||Solid||GW||Connected to WiFi, connected to LNS backend, listening for Packets|
|GREEN/RED||Alternate Blinking (freq 1/4 sec)||CONF||Scanning WiFi networks, setting up Config AP|
|RED||Blinking (freq 1/4 sec)||CONF||Config AP Active|
There are three possible button actions on the TTIG:
➥ SETUP Button pressed for 10s:
• Switch to CONF mode if in GW mode.
➥ SETUP Button pressed for 5s:
• Reboot if in CONF mode, do nothing in GW mode.
➥ RESET Button pressed for 5s:
• Factory reset (wipe out WiFi and LNS credentials, though CUPS credentials are retained).