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Activating a device on your IoT network

This topic explains how to commission devices in the LoRaWAN® network, and to enable or disable the network geolocation of a device.


If you are entitled to a viewer-only role or to a Base Stations Manager role, then you can only view the results of the activation of your devices to your IoT network.

ThingPark Enterprise supports all Classes of LoRaWAN® devices.


ThingPark Enterprise supports both Over-the-Air Activation (OTAA) and Activation By Personalization (ABP). OTAA is the preferred and most secure way to connect devices to the network. Devices perform a Join-procedure with the network, during which a dynamic DevAddr is assigned and session keys are generated. To learn more, click Activation modes.

The tasks are the following:

  • Modifying the parameters of the device, such as model, class, name and additional information.

  • Duplicating the device to quickly provision a device by using an existing device as a template: the same vendor, model, JoinEUI (AppEUI), additional information, application and the same location are automatically selected.

  • Deleting the device from the LoRaWAN® Network Server.

  • Sending downlink packets to the device.

  • Monitoring the connection status of the device and RF signal quality, view network activity's recent history.

  • Managing associated connections.

  • Updating the device location.

  • Determining which base stations receive the device signal.