Where to install a LoRaWAN gateway?

The LoRaWAN gateway is the main element of a LoRaWAN IoT structure.

Indeed, the gateway generates the LoRaWAN network to the sensors that are registered to it.

Therefore, it is important to follow a series of recommendations in order to maximise the quality and performance of the LoRaWAN network:

1. Install the gateway on a high point and/or move the antenna to a high point; the objective being to obtain the most vertical link possible between the gateway antenna and the sensors attached to it

2. Avoid contact and proximity to metal parts in the vicinity of the antenna

3. Perform network coverage tests with the ACW/LW8-TST tester to validate the location of the IoT sensor installation

4. Ensure that the gateway is powered according to the user manual and that the voltage is stable