LoRaWAN gateway GW-01. 8 channel. Low Cost. Open Source. Fully functional.

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Lorawan gateway GW-01.

Fully functional open source low cost solution to build LoRaWAN network. 
GW-01 is open source low cost LoRa gateway compatible with LoRaWAN protocol. Supports OpenWrt and Armbian distributives. Consists of two boards. Top of them is based on SX1301  – 8 channel LoRa concentrator that implements LoRa physical interface. Bottom is  OrangePi Zero H2+ 256Mb development board and  based board.
GW-01 comes with pre-flashed OpenWrt image. OpenWrt image requires 4.5MB so onboard 2 MB flash IC replaced with 8 MB. So you can just power up the device and get working gateway. Depending on required frequency band two types of device can be ordered: 868 MHz or 915 MHz;
lora-gateway and packet-forwarder implements functionality of LoRaWAN gateway. GW-01 comes with pre-flashed OpenWrt image but if you prefer Debian like distributives you can use Armbian that boots from microSD card..
You can build OpenWrt and Armbian both from source code in a case if you need customize your LoRaWAN gateway.
  • Lorawan gateway GW-01;
  • External antenna;
  • Micro USB charger;
  • Ethernet cable;


  • Temperature range from 0°C to 70°C;
  • Power supply 5 VDC;
  • Sensitivity: -139 dBm;
  • Frequency: 868 MHz or 915 MHz;
  • External antenna;
  • Ethernet 10/100;
  • Dimensions 80х50х20 mm without antenna;
  • LoRaWAN protocol implemented by lora-gateway и packet-forwarder libraries;
  • IC SX1301 ( 8 channel LoRa concentrator);
  • Range up to 2.5 км among the buildings, and up to 10 kilometers on open space.



Depending on frequency used in your country you may need to configure gateway with suitable frequency plan. But it is can be easily done just by replacing single text file named global_conf.json. You can find some explanation of frequency plans here. Just get corresponding configuration file and replace existing global_conf.json with new one. For example you need use EU868 frequency plan with 868MHz gateway in Europe. US915 and 915MHz gateway in USA. Tell us if you want to get pre-configured gateway and we will do it before ship it.



You can find all necessary sources and guides here or get them at wiki page:


Fast prototyping.
If you are going to prototype LoRa based IoT solution you may need to get three main components of LoRa network:
  • LoRaWAN gateway;
  • At least one end node;
  • web server;
Usually, for prototyping and demonstration of MVP solution it is no matter what is represents Server side. The easiest way to get it based on thethingsnetwork cloud. Just register and get it working. More simple way to use, – you will automatically get free account for this platform at ordering GW-01. Email as to get free account without ordering the gateway. You can use guest account – guest/guest1 to try it. This cloud built on loraserver with some modifications. Any way to configure gateway with any server you need to modify jsut three params in global_conf.json mentioned above:
Example of gateway registered on TTN: