What is a “gateway”?

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A device that has the only (or primary) job of routing data from one technology to another. So, for example, a LoRaWAN gateway is one that sends and receives messages over the LoRa wireless technology and then relays that information back to the cloud, possibly using cellular technology, or maybe just a direct connection to the Internet. And some gateways can have additional functionality beyond that, like computer resources for edge computing, but that’s the basic gist of what a gateway does—it translates data between different networking technologies.

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