Daniel, that's very helpful info! My replies below...
El 11 de junio de 2018 4:04:35 GMT-05:00, Daniel Golle <daniel(a)makrotopia.org>
On Sun, Jun 10, 2018 at 06:47:45PM -0500, Patricio Gibbs wrote:
Continuing my quest to categorize devices based
on their LibreMesh
compatibility, since the LibreRouter hasn't arrived yet and
1) great, (e.g. WDR3500)
2) okay, but fixed antennas
3) some functions not working, (e.g. Archer C20v4)
4) emergencies only (ones that have 4 or 2 MB flash)
5) incompatible (e.g. 841HP)
In Chef, when I type "ubiq" in the router model field, I get a list
Ubiquiti devices supposedly compatible with the latest release of
LibreMesh. How is this list generated? Is it reviewed by a human?
The low-level part of LibreMesh is really just OpenWrt. So these are
the boards OpenWrt generates images for on the platforms we try to
support. Platforms (ie. chipsets) are preselected by humans, because we
just know that some things will never work well (broadcom...), are too
outdated or unsuitable for libremesh in any other way. Hence, all
boards of out supported targets supported by OpenWrt CC 15.05
automatically end up being supported by LibreMesh. ar71xx (the by far
most popular target which also includes all ubnt outdoor devices)
What about PowerBeam?
If I flash a Ubnt device with LibreMesh, will I lose some of the configuration options, at
least as far as the GUI allows? (I can do command line stuff, but I don't consider it
viable for general community members where I live).
Flashing our PowerBeams would make troubleshooting easier.
Here are examples of why I ask: it says Nano-M and Nano M XW: are
or NanoBeam? It says Loco XW but the OpenWrt ToH says
that the latest supported release for the Loco is 10.03.1,
onto NanoStation and TP-Link CPE devices could make some networks much
easier to maintain.... If it actually works.
Nah, XM and XW are based on different reference designs:
XM means AR7xxx SoC + AR9xxx WiFi via PCIe
XW means AR9xxx SoC with integrated WiFi
ie. XW is more recent and cheaper to make (and also more RAM...)
"Nano M" refers to ubnt XM series NanoStation M2 and M5 *including the
old XM Loco variants*.
"Nano M XW" refers to ubnt XW series NanoStation M5 and M5, but not
the loco variants, there are extra images for those.
"Loco XW" refers to XW series low-cost devices such as the
NanoStation M2/M5 Loco **XW**.
Once I figure out what models we have I might have more questions. I don't
have them in my hands yet.
And sure, LiMe works on TP-Link CPE devices, though
themselves are not exactly great hardware.
What's sub-optimal about them? They
break in the rain? Don't have good range?
I might not completely understand your question and/or problem here but
hope I could provide some useful information. If you have any
This continues a conversation from last year about improving our
such as maintaining a LibreMesh wiki.
I don't think that creating a whole lot of redundant information such
as on hardware support makes sense. We depend on OpenWrt here anyway,
so why not just improve the OpenWrt wiki instead?
I don't want to replicate the OpenWrt wiki, rather I want to add a layer of
information on top of it. Some of the info might go directly on the OpenWrt wiki, and
other info specific to LibreMesh, such as community network case studies and technical
diagrams probably would be more appropriate on the LibreMesh site, or somewhere similar. I
can describe what I imagine in more detail later by writing examples.
Greetings from a foggy city,
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