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Planning Border Gateway deployments

Plan Border Gateway deployments based on requirements and scenarios to ensure an always-on functionality.

Border Gateways are designed to be deployed at the edge of the forest and ideally on a permanent structure. It needs to be free from obstructions, provided with mains power and access to Internet connectivity.

Planning Border Gateway deployment

Example of a Border Gateway deployment

Silvanet Border Gateway

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  • Border Gateway is "always-on" so it needs to be provided with a reliable power supply. Ideally, it should be installed in a location with mains power.

  • It needs a reliable and continuous connection to the Internet, which can be Ethernet, mobile networks or satellite.

  • The device's LTE-M radio (for connecting with mobile networks) uses a reasonable amount of power so ensure it has a sufficient power supply.

  • Ensure one or more Mesh Gateways are within range of the Border Gateway.

  • When attached to trees, ensure they are healthy and unlikely to be removed. When attached to metal poles, ensure they are to stable and unlikely to be moved or tampered with.

Learn more about deployment scenarios

The Border Gateway can be deployed in locations without Ethernet connectivity as it can connect to a mobile network. It also can be deployed in locations without mains power as it can use its solar panel for power supply. Read the guide Power/Internet scenarios.

Load balancing

An additional Border Gateway can be added to provide a backup Border Gateway or to provide load balancing.

Load balancing

Load balancing

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