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Before a gateway is operational in ThingsIX it must be onboarded and its owner must set details such as antenna gain and location. The ThingsIX webapp provides a method to perform these operations.

The web app is available at

Connecting Wallet

First make sure to connect a wallet. Instructions can be found here: Connecting a Wallet

Onboard gateway

Open in the top menu the Gateway -> Onboard page. When you created the gateway onboard message with the ThingsIX forwarder and opted to push the onboard message to ThingsIX you will be presented with a list of pending gateway onboard messages. From this list select the gateways that you want to onboard and click on the add button.

Pending gateway onboards

The dashboard will now prepare a gateway onboard transaction that you can submit with the onboard gateway button. You wallet will now ask for confirmation and once approved submits the gateway onboard transaction onto the network. Once processed your gateways are onboarded on ThingsIX into your personal wallet.

If you opted not to send the onboard messages to ThingsIX you can paste the generated onboard message manually.

After your gateway onboard transaction is processed you can go to the Gateways -> Overview page. You will now see a pending gateway onboard event. We require 128 block confirmations before your onboard is accepted. During these 128 blocks your onboard transaction is considered pending.

Gateway onboard fee

Onboarding a gateway requires the user to pay a fee. This fee is set in EUR but paid with THIX tokens. With a THIX/EUR exchange rate the amount of THIX tokens are calculated. When the onboard is successful the THIX tokens that paid for the fee are burned and taken out of circulation.

Initial batches of the ThingsIX Mappers include a free onboard that doesn't require any THIX. You can't onboard multiple gateways at once when using the free onboard.

After you filled in the form with the values from the onboard message that you obtained from the forwarder the form will show the current fee. Because the THIX/EUR exchange rate updates frequently there is a change that the calculated amount of THIX tokens to pay for the fee isn't enough at the moment that the transaction is processed causing your onboard transaction to fail.

Therefore the form offers you a method to set the max fee that you are willing to pay. It is guaranteed that you never pay more than max fee. If max fee is higher than the onboard fee at the moment the transaction is processed you will only pay for the current onboard fee.

Gateway onboard form

After you press the Onboard button your wallet will ask you to sign the onboard transaction. Once the transaction is processed navigate to the gateways overview page through the menu Gateways -> Overview. You will now see a pending gateway onboard event. We require 128 block confirmations before your onboard is accepted.

Gateway onboard form

After 128 blocks the onboard is confirmed and you will see the gateway listed in the Onboarded gateways list. You have now successfully onboarded your gateway.

Set gateway details

The last step to do before your gateway is operational is to set its details.

Gateway overview

Click on the Details button in the last column of the gateway. This will take you to the details page of the gateway. If the gateway is owned by the connected wallet the dashboard shows several buttons on the right. With the edit button you can set the details of the gateway and the transfer button allows you to send the gateway to a different wallet.

Click on the edit button. A form opens that allows you to specify the gateway specific settings. The frequency plan is automatically derived from the location that you picked. Make sure to zoom in maximal when selecting the location. The update fee has the same problem as the onboard fee that the THIX/EUR exchange rate can change. Therefore you can set the max fee you are willing to pay here as well.


Pay good care when setting these details. They are used in the coverage mapping process. If not correct you risk that mapping your gateway fails and your gateway won't be able to earn rewards.

Gateway update form

Once the transaction is confirmed you will see the pending gateway update event on the gateway overview page. ThingsIX requires 128 blocks before the update is accepted. Once accepted your gateway is ready to use.

Gateway update form

The next time you navigate to the gateway details page you will see the entered values.