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Installing the ThingPark image on your base station

This topic aims at explaining how to install the ThingPark Long Range Relay (LRR) software on a newly-acquired base station or to upgrade an existing one with a newer LRR version.

Important If your base station does not support LRR packet forwarder, but supports Semtech's Basics™ Station packet forwarder, follow the steps described by Configuring a Basics™ Station packet forwarder to connect ThingPark.

To learn more about the gateway models supporting LRR software, see Supported brands of base stations.

Note If you ordered your base station on ThingPark Marketplace (so your gateway has been already pre-configured by Actility), or you are aware that your base station was already flashed with LRR software configured for your target platform by your system integrator, you should skip the installation steps described in this topic. Hence, you may directly jump to Configuring the base station LRR.

Note If you want to upgrade the LRR software to a newer version without neither upgrading the base station's firmware nor the FPGA software version, then see Updating the base station information.

The installation process consists of the following steps:

  1. Retrieving the base station image.

  2. Connecting to the base station via SSH.

  3. Installing the LRR package.

Once the LRR software is successfully installed on your base station, the next step is to personalize its configuration for your specific deployment case. To learn more about this task, see Configuring the base station LRR.

Installation prerequisites

During the installation procedure, the following tools may be required:

  • A terminal emulator (Putty, Minicom or Teraterm for example).

  • An Ethernet cable to connect the base station to your laptop or to a network.

  • A software to transfer files via SCP like WinSCP on Windows.

  • An IP Scan software such as Advanced IP Scanner.

  • A DHCP server for testing the base station once installed (IP address configured by DHCP in most cases).