I think that Gio means that is not very useful like nodes in a mesh cause the bandwidths
are quite poor.
But of course that you should use them if you have them. Probably like routers connected
to the nodes by ethernet to give service like 2.4GHz AP for the clients inside the house
are a great choice, leaving the routers of the nodes to run only the mesh. Doesn't
26 de mayo de 2018 7:10, "Daniel Golle" <daniel(a)makrotopia.org> escribió:
On Sat, May 26, 2018 at 11:41:00AM +0200, Gio wrote:
I would rather avoid spending time with that very
old hardware that has very
bad performances compared to current solutions
True, but if I had a few dozends of them in a box, why not do something
useful with them...
On Friday, 25 May 2018 20:33:26 CEST bruno vianna wrote:
This list a bit quiet, so here is a question for the experts: how difficult
it is to port libremesh to the wrt54g? I see there is a openwrt version,
but no libremesh. The chipset is not in the target list.
It's a brcm47xx/legacy device which originally came with 4MB NOR flash
and 32MB SDRAM. In later versions of the WRT54G the SDRAM was reduced
to 16MB which really makes it pretty useful nowadays. However, Linksys
then realized that an unexpected marked for those boxes has developed
and made another 32MB SDRAM version of it called WRT54GL.
If you got the 32MB version, the hardware is not that bad:
* 120MHz BMIPS32 CPU
* 802.11bgn Broadcom b43xx WiFi
* managed Fast-Ethernet "Roboswitch"
* many LEDs and two Buttons
* unpopulated USB1.1 port hidden somewhere
So before you start, check exactly which devices you got. If you got
them somehow from Freifunk, I reckon they are either old 'WRT54G' with
32MB of SDRAM or the 32MB re-issue 'WRT54GL'.
I guess libremesh doesn't officially support those old brcm47xx devices
because we only got the proprietary WiFi driver working well on those
boxes, and that's not so useful for LibreMesh (no 802.11s and only a
single virtual interface, ie. *either* Ad-Hoc for meshing *or* Access
Point, but not both).
You may clone lime-sdk and add the target/subtarget yourself, ie.
git clone https://github.com/libremesh/lime-sdk.git
# add the entry 'brcm47xx/legacy' to the list of supported targets
echo "brcm47xx/legacy" >> targets.list
# cook image for WRT54G
./cooker -c brcm47xx/legacy --flavor=lime_mini --profile=wrt54g
Boa Vista de Acará network, near Belem in
northern Brazil, got 10 of these
routers from FreiFunk. I understand they used to run Tomato firmware in
Probably still not the worst thing to do with those -- if they run
well on WhiteRussian (very old OpenWrt with Kernel 2.4) or Tomato, why
not just use them for that?
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