RAK7258 Micro Gateway
The RAK7258 Micro Gateway is a full 8-channel LoRa Gateway with built-in Ethernet connectivity for a straightforward setup. Additionally, there is an onboard Wi-Fi setup that allows it to be easily configured via the default Wi-Fi AP mode.
As with the other RAKwireless Industrial Gateways, it also supports MQTT Bridge mode, with the option for TLS authentication.
Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) is supported to serve cases where wall or ceiling mounting is required without the need to install additional power lines.
The open source software for the management and configuration of this gateway device is based on OpenWRT. It has a built-in LoRa packet forwarder and a graphical user interface, allowing for a quick set-up without giving up the freedom of a fully customized solution.
The Gateway has Line-of-Sight (LoS) ranges of up to 15 km, while for highly urbanized environments it can cover more than 2 km. IT is a perfect solution for any LoRaWAN use case scenario.
The RAK Micro Gateway package includes a LoRa antenna, mounting screws, and anchors. It is a full 8-channel LoRa Gateway with built-in Ethernet connectivity for a straightforward.
Complete documentation of this product can be found on our website documentation page.
- Support for 8 RX and 1 TX LoRa Channels
- Full LoRaWAN™ Stack support (version 1.0.2)
- 100M Ethernet (PoE) + WiFi (Optional LTE 4G, Nb-IoT, LTE Cat M)
- Can be integrated with both private and public (TTN) Network servers
- OpenWRT Software UI for management and configuration
- TF card slot
Product Dimensions: 260mm x 200mm x 50mm
Product Weight: 0.4kg
- Package Inclusions:
- RAK Micro Gateway
- LoRa antenna
- Mounting screws
- Power Adapter
How does this compare performance wise to the raspberry hat version?
RAK7258 and RAK2245 Pi HAT are very similar as far as RF parameters go, due to their Concentrator modules being very similar. The RAK7258 has the RAK2247 Concentrator module.
Both have -139 dBm sensitivity. Max Tx power is 25dBm for the RAK7258, where the RAK2245 has 27dBm. This is not really relevant as most bands are 24dBm limited for now.
Both are full Multi-channel Gateways, assuming you use the RAK2245 with a Raspberry Pi version.
RAK7258 has an LTE version, RAK2245 has an LTE HAT - RAK7243C if you want to buy the whole Gateway.
RAK7258 has PoE, RAK2245 does not support it with the Pi
RAK7258 is OpenWRT based, not completelly open source, but easier to manage with Web UI, Open VPN client, packet buffer (via SD card)
RAK2245 has GPS, RAK7258 doesn't
In a nutshell RAK7258 full gateway with ehternet (PoE), wifi, optional lte. Easier to config and manage, let prone to tinkering.
RAK2245 full gateway, but you need to add an MCU, does not come with one unless you get the RAK7243C. Has GPS, otional lte hat, fully opne source, however geard towards tinkerers and makers.
Less intuitive interface and out of the box features.
Might I ask what use case scenario you need a LoRaWAN Gateway for. Perpahs I can recommend one over the other?