Helium - Indoor Small Cell Install Guide
This installation guide is specific for setting up the MosoLabs Indoor Small Cell for the Helium network.
Select a Location
External Antenna installation
Ethernet cable connect
Power on and pairing
Connect and Position GPS
Connect Ethernet Cable
Quick Installation Guide
- Package Content
Before you install your indoor MOSOLabs small cell for Helium Network, it is recommended that you unbox your small cell and become familiar with the kit contents.
Package will include following items:
- Indoor Small cell Device
- Mounting Bracket and Screws
- AD/DC Power Supply
- Ethernet Cable
- GPS Antenna
If any of the above items are damaged or missing, please contact your dealer immediately.
As your indoor MOSOLabs SmallCell will work in Helium, please check the topology first.
- Download Apps
Then, you will need to setup your FreedomFi AGW first. Please make sure that FreedomFi gateway software is updated to 1.12.2 or later.
It is highly recommended that you open this guide on a computer or tablet, or print this guide out instead of following it on the smart phone that you will use to run the app and onboard the gateway.
1. Download & Install the Helium App & create your account. 2. Download & Install the FreedomFi App & link it with your Helium account.
- Select a Location
Before you start the onboarding flow, find a good location to place the FreedomFi Gateway, ideally so it has a clear view of the sky!
Obstructions reduce the antenna’s ability to communicate with the LoRa network and can reduce earnings and coverage.
- External Antenna installation
Attach the included LoRa antenna to the FreedomFi Gateway.
Make sure FreedomFi Gateway is powered off when connecting the antenna. Connecting or disconnecting the antenna to a powered device can cause permanent damage.
- Ethernet cable connect
Plug an ethernet cable (CAT6 or CAT7 is recommended) from your internet router to the port labeled WAN on the FreedomFi Gateway. It needs to be able to get access to the internet and DHCP from your internet router to work.
Please ensure the ethernet cable actually provides an IP address via DHCP and gets to the Internet. A good test, take a laptop, plug in the same cable (make sure wifi is off) and test if you can Google your favorite meme.
- Power on and pairing
Next plug in the power supply into your wall outlet and the FreedomFi Gateway to power it on. A small red light will appear when it’s powered on.
DO NOT press the pairing button before the app tells you to. When you plug in power, the Gateway will automatically start booting without pushing the pairing button.
NOTE: The Pairing button light is always red… so red is good, it means the gateway is on!
In order to keep the FreedomFi Gateway quiet and remove the need for a fan for cooling, the aluminum case is designed to function as a heat sink, dissipating heat through the ribs on the top and sides. It is normal for the case to feel warm to the touch while the gateway is on.
- Gateway link
Open the FreedomFi App and click on Add Hotspot. The instructions for this can be found here: https://freedomfi.com/freedomfi-gateway-setup-guide/
1. Scan the QR code which is printed on the underside of the FreedomFi Gateway.
2. Confirm the Helium App Wallet ID .
3. Press the Pairing Button and then click “Next.”
4. Wait until your Gateway is paired with your Helium Wallet and the “Authentication Successful” message is displayed.
5. Now that you are successfully authenticated we will need to link your gateway, simply click on the “Link Gateway” button, confirm your Hotspot info and click next.
6.Next to set up your hotspots location.
7.Next you will need to confirm your Antenna details. Once complete, click next and you will be automatically redirected to the Helium App.
8.Once redirected to the Helium App, confirm your gateway addition to the blockchain.
- Connect and Position GPS
our small cell uses GPS for network timing data and asserting its location when requesting approval to transmit from the FCC-regulated Spectrum Access System (SAS). You will need to place your small cell somewhere that allows you to run the GPS antenna to a position with good GPS reception (i.e. near a window).
To begin, connect the GPS Antenna to the GPS port on the back of the MOSOLabs SmallCell.
Move the antenna to a location with good GPS signal (ideally near a window). It must have a clear view of the sky for best performance. The MOSOLabs SmallCell GPS lock to work properly.
- Connect Ethernet Cable
Once you have your small cell and GPS antenna positioned, connect the provided ethernet cable from the “eNB1” port on the back of your FreedomFi AGW to the “WAN” port on your MosoLabs small cell.
- Quick Installation Guide
Now you are ready to power on your small cell. Make sure your FreedomFi AGW is setup completely, connected to the internet, and powered on.
Small cell device provides mobile network SON（Self-Organizing Network）, it is plug& play which can auto configuration to install.
1. Install the Ethernet cable into device WAN port.
2. Another Ethernet cable connector connects to AGW.
3. Install the Power Adapter DC port into device power jack.
4. When Power & LTE LED steady to flash to green, the device can be used.
If the one of LED keeps still flashing at 30 minutes,please call your agent.
- Mounting Installation
1.Place wall bracket to Deviceand use four mounting screws to fix .
2.Drill pilot holes and Install two mounting screws to wall .
3. Place Device to wall.
- Finish Installation
Now you can use Indoor Small Cell immediately. To learn more ,visit the Mosolabs help center.