I hope you like endless tinkering, bad outdated documentation that doesn't match the product, and spending all your time on Google trying to figure it out. Still haven't got it working. Very frustration. No wonder IOT hasn't gotten anywhere.
I was hoping to setup a rpi3/rsapbian based TTN Gateway, but upon closer look, the documentation is really hard to read and understand. The Github Project is not maintained any more and deprecated. Trying to return the products...
I ordered the LoRA/GPS hat to utilize both parts of the hat. Unfortunately, the DEFECT BOARD has been sent. It is require soldering to get GPS to working state. Strange enough, this issue was not just recently found by the supplier. At the same time, they are continuing to sell the defective product. When I am buying a hat, I not supposed to solder it, I believe. NOT RECOMMEND for buying.
All this is is a poor quality, badly finished WiFi gateway with an Arduino and LoRa chip inside. You can't do any LoRa "gateway-ing" with this setup, it's worse than single channel since it's limited by the Arduino
It also wouldn't last very long "outdoors" it's full of holes would survive even the mildest of rain showers.
Don't waste your money on this
EDIT: Stop lying Dragino, this is not a single channel gateway. The LoRa chip is connected to an Arduino internally, you can't do a gateway with this setup. This is a LoRa NODE inside a wifi router.
Response from DRAGINO TECH | March 14, 2017
I am sorry that you don't like this product. The OLG01 is a single channel gateway, it is not a LoRaWAN gateway. we will add the notice at the product description page.
I bought a Lora/GPS shield for Arduino (Lora /GPS Shield 915: 915 Frequency) , but I received a LoRa Shield only (Lora Shield 915: Load with RFM95W-915S2, support 915M frequency). You guys sent me the wrong product. I paid for a different product.
The documentation for the LoRa/GPS hat is pretty much "go look at the docs for the shield and figure it out for yourself". I've started to look at the setup a few times but I always get distracted by all my other Adafruit, Arduino, Pimoroni, Teensy, anything micropython.....and other products that have enough step by step documentation specific to the product to get someone new to it off to a basic start. Isn't this a hat? Why do I have to figure out pins?....or do I? The docs aren't clear because they're talking about wiring a shield to the pi. Usually once I have the basic functionality working I feel comfortable making whatever I want out of it from there. Maybe follow the Pimoroni model and put the software and some pre-built examples up on github (I would point to Adafruit for the best site for docs and examples but this is a hat after all and Pimoroni seems to be king in that arena). Just look up any of their hats and you'll see how easy they've made it to work with their products.
So it sits and waits until I have enough time to dedicate to figuring it out for myself. The product might very well deserve 5 stars but due to the lack of docs I can't really review the hardware until I see it in action so I'm giving it a more neutral 3.