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Everything you need to know about adding LoRaWAN Devices to Datacakes own LoRaWAN Network Server.

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How to Add Devices to Datacake LNS

Welcome to our instructional series on leveraging the Datacake LNS for your LoRaWAN projects. This guide focuses on the seamless addition of devices to your network using the Datacake platform. Follow these steps to integrate LoRaWAN devices efficiently into your workspace.

Step 1: Navigating to the Device Section

  • Access the Device Section: Start by navigating to the devices section from the sidebar in your Datacake workspace. This action will direct you to the device list view.
  • Initiate Device Addition: To add a new device, click on the "Add Device" button, located at the top right corner of the page. This will open a modal, similar to the gateway addition process.

Step 2: Device Configuration

  • LoRaWAN Preselection: By default, LoRaWAN is preselected for device integration. Proceed by clicking "Next" to move forward with the configuration.
  • Template Selection: The next step involves selecting a device from the list of available templates. These templates correspond to various types of devices supported by Datacake. After selecting a suitable template, click "Next."

Step 3: Network Server Selection

  • Choosing a Network Server: In this crucial step, you're prompted to select a network server. While Datacake supports integration with all third-party network servers, for a streamlined setup, you can choose the Datacake LNS option, which facilitates both uplinks and downlinks efficiently.
  • Confirmation: Confirm your network server selection by clicking "Next."

Step 4: Entering Device Details

  • Detail Entry: You'll need to enter specific details of your LoRaWAN device, including:
    • Dev EUI: The unique identifier for your device.
    • Name: A descriptive name for the device.
    • App EUI and App Key: Essential for device authentication.
    • Frequency: Select between Europe or United States, depending on your location and device specifications.
    • Device Class: Choose between Class A and Class C.
    • Location and Tags: Optionally, set a location and assign tags for easier management.

Step 5: Finalizing the Addition

  • Application of Details: After entering all necessary information, including a placeholder Dev EUI and App Key for demonstration, proceed by applying these details.
  • Plan Selection: Despite integrating directly with Datacake LNS, the platform continues to offer support for up to five devices free of charge, making it an accessible option for beginners.
  • Device Configuration Review: Upon adding your device to Datacake, you can review its configuration settings, including its association with the Datacake LNS and pre-configured downlinks.

Important Considerations

  • Modification Restrictions: Unlike with third-party network servers, modifying certain settings such as Dev EUI and App EUI is not possible directly within the Datacake LNS option. To alter these details, you must remove and re-add the device.

Conclusion

By following these detailed instructions, you can effortlessly add and configure LoRaWAN devices within your Datacake workspace. This process is designed to provide a straightforward and efficient method for integrating devices, ensuring a smooth start with LoRaWAN technology using the Datacake LNS.
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