On Thu, Mar 28, 2019 at 12:06:11AM +0100, Pau wrote:
Tplink CPE looks like an option, I've tested
CPE210 (2.4Ghz) but not
However seems supported by openwrt too
I wouldn't the 5 GHz version because the RF amps are quite special
and require a patched driver to function correctly. There were attempts
to use them with 'alternative' EEPROM data supplied on the flash chip
which seems to be 'intended' for running an unpatched driver. However,
while this at least seems to work for the lower half of the channels,
I had one device blown by using it on > 5.5GHz channels. Also
sensitivity is apparently not as nice as with ubnt hance don't expect
the same range as we enjoyed with ath9k-based ubnt hardware.
@lynxis was involved back then and we still haven't finally concluded
if the problem was a failure of that specific device or if it was
caused by wrong power-offsets in that alternative EEPROM data.
we backports those now-reverted patches from OpenWrt into gluon, as
they are only using it on channel 36-44 and that has worked well for
everyone till now.
It'd be interesting to retry this now that we have DFS support in
mesh mode (risking to burn the device(s)) :)
I'd recommend using outdoor cases with built-in MiMo antennas and
sticking eg. MikroTik boards into them with MediaTek MT7612E based
mPCIe WiFi modules. That's not that ready-made and also a bit more
expensive though -- however, the MikroTik board got 'real' 802.3
PoE and there ain't anything nicer than MT7612E until recently.
Now that MediaTek themselves (!) is supplying support for MT7615E
to the OpenWrt-grown mt76 driver this is also a very promissing
hardware especially for mesh topologies as it supports MU-MiMo.
So for the time after:
This would be a good combination:
(you have to modify mPCIe socket to supply 5V power!)
Outdoor case around it and 4 differently polarized antennas...
On 27/3/19 21:33, Kleper wrote:
I write to ask in the list that brand and references of equipment
designed to work outdoors can recommend me different from the brand
Ubiquiti because for a couple of months we have been having trouble
changing the firmware to this brand computers that are supposedly
compatible but come with a new firmware version and do not allow the
installation of libreMesh.
I hope you can give us more information about it.
Fernando Castro T
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