Absolutely, I’m working on a community fiber optic project called LibreFibre where everything is *required* to be open source and open hardware, among a bunch of other cool freedom stuff, so that the internet is literally owned by the community, so I can absolutely relate to a project so cool like the LibreRouter.

However, we do also need to keep an eye on what we can do today, what we can do affordably, and what we can achieve with other stuff out there to always have a well balanced view on what’s already out there, and the benefits we’re getting out of tackling every challenge.

Spending 30€ on a device that meshes in AC with no extra ath10k BS or 3-minute ping tests to restart the wifi antennas is - in my opinion - the new golden standard of what’s out there right now, and what i expect to compare the LiRo to when it comes out.

Can’t wait for it to be in my hands BTW.

P.S.: can someone accept my subscription request for nz@os.vu, my new email address please? Thank you very much in advance ;]

On 3 Dec 2018, 19:36 +0100, bruno vianna <bruno@pobox.com>, wrote:

I am still very excited about the LibreRouter, and that’s a project I had been considering starting myself in the past before I ran into it, but this router is 30€ and - after 4 years of work in this field - has finally rebooted my hope into mesh networks, sustaining a 135mbps mesh over 5GHz AC WiFi, with 1ms latencies between nodes under ideal conditions.

Just keep in mind that the Librerouter is not just about specs and price! For a long time we had the wdr3500/3600 which worked beautifully. But then on one hand the FCC started to block firmware installations and on the other, tp-link simply phased out them. So it is really more about creating some technological sovereignty.

Just my 2 cents