Microchip RN2483

 

Microchip’s RN2483 module is a good choice to connect with KotahiNet’s network. Whether on its own or embedded within a device, a new module can be configured as explained below. In small quantities, it is priced at US$ 14.27 (about $21).

 

Requirements
The RN2483 module from Microchip is surface mounted on a PCB. It is part of many devices such as Microchip’s LoRa Mote. Other options include being part of a development board such as the Waspmote or LoRaONE. Or use the LoRabee with a XBee USB to serial adapter such as the SHD17.

 

Setup
Connect the device or board to a PC using a USB cable. It should set up automatically as a serial device. Use any serial terminal to connect. Settings are 57600 bps, 8 bits, no parity, 1 Stop bit, no flow control. All commands need to be terminated with <CR><LF> and any replies will also be terminated by the same sequence. Turn screen echo on.

Microchip RN2483 module

Microchip RN2483 module

Limitations
Due to an issue with the module currently, only ABP join is possible.

 

Configuration

mac get band
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IMPORTANT: REPLACE devaddr, nwkskey, and appskey PARAMETERS WITH THOSE PROVIDED TO YOU BY KOTAHINET

mac set devaddr 00D5BBF6
ok

mac set nwkskey 5C2892A554AC0EFFF07BE77F768EBE58
ok

mac set appskey 26F47B4F1B1F0408E7ECD82DA91DB8A9
ok

mac set ch status 0 off
ok

mac set ch status 1 off
ok

mac set ch status 2 off
ok

mac set ch freq 3 864862500
ok

mac set ch dcycle 3 0
ok

mac set ch drrange 3 0 5
ok

mac set ch status 3 on
ok

mac set ch freq 4 865062500
ok

mac set ch dcycle 4 0
ok

mac set ch drrange 4 0 5
ok

mac set ch status 4 on
ok

mac set ch freq 5 865402500
ok

mac set ch dcycle 5 0
ok

mac set ch drrange 5 0 5
ok

mac set ch status 5 on
ok

mac set ch freq 6 865602500
ok

mac set ch dcycle 6 0
ok

mac set ch drrange 6 0 5
ok

mac set ch status 6 on
ok

mac set ch freq 7 865985000
ok

mac set ch dcycle 7 0
ok

mac set ch drrange 7 0 5
ok

mac set ch status 7 on
ok

mac set ch freq 8 866200000
ok

mac set ch dcycle 8 0
ok

mac set ch drrange 8 0 5
ok

mac set ch status 8 on
ok

mac set ch freq 9 866400000
ok

mac set ch dcycle 9 0
ok

mac set ch drrange 9 0 5
ok

mac set ch status 9 on
ok

mac set ch freq 10 866600000
ok

mac set ch dcycle 10 0
ok

mac set ch drrange 10 0 5
ok

mac set ch status 10 on
ok

mac set rx2 2 866550000
ok

mac save
ok

mac join abp
ok
accepted

mac tx cnf 1 a1b2c3
ok
mac_tx_ok

mac tx cnf 22 aabb
ok
mac_tx_ok

mac tx uncnf 23 a2b3333
ok
mac_tx_ok

mac tx uncnf 1 1a2b
ok
mac_tx_ok