How to connect to The Things Network in Australia

  1. Create an application on The Things Network: https://www.thethingsnetwork.org/docs/current/dashboard/
  2. Enter the App EUI and Key on your node device. On a Multitech mDot this is AT+NI and AT+NK.
  3. Select sub-band 2 on your node device, aka Channel 8-15, aka 916.8 MHz to 918.2 MHz. On a Multitech mDot this is AT+FSB=2.
  4. Perform a network join from your device and send some data. If you are using an Microchip RN2903 module this page may help https://www.thethingsnetwork.org/docs/devices/uno/
  5. Confirm that your data appears on the Devices section of your Things Network application page
  6. Connect an MQTT client, eg mosquitto_sub, Node Red, etc: https://www.thethingsnetwork.org/docs/current/mqtt/

Notes:

  • LoRaWAN devices operating on US frequencies (US915 band plan) or European frequencies (EU868) will not work on The Things Network in Australia and are illegal for use here, as they will interfere with existing equipment.
  • Before you purchase/import any LoRaWAN devices, ensure they comply with the AU915 or AS923 LoRaWAN band plan. All LoRaWAN devices purchased from Meshed comply with these standards.
  • If you are unsure which device you have, see below or contact us to determine if it can be identified/upgraded.
    • Multitech mDot module: Issue an “ATI” command to determine the firmware loaded onto the module. Upgradeable using hardware programmer.
    • Microchip RN2903: Issue a “sys get ver” command to determine the firmware loaded onto the module. AU firmware is currently in beta and not generally available. Upgradable using hardware programmer.
    • Microchip RN2483: Europe only. Will not work in Australia