On 2018-11-06 5:32 p.m., dan wrote:
I've looked at librerouter, but it's
802.11bgn onboard and it looks
like it will ship with 'n radios in the mPCIe slots. I could live
with the onboard radio handling the local WiFi and the 2 add-in radios
doing the mesh *but* it's really got to be 'ac wireless. I feel like
when it arrives it will be 5 years out of date.
ac radios will ideally arrive later (through mpcie boards), but a
300Mbps Mesh is quite a good mesh to have!
is ath10k generally fine just doesn't work
properly for AP+mesh or is
it to be avoided entirely?
From what I heard from OpenWRT core devs, the plataform
restrictive, there is not much support of it.
Based on those comments I wouldn't go for them, but go for the Mediatek
radios that are gaining traction and have the community backing (and are
I've got 'n and 'ac wireless
deployments and 'ac offers a lot more
than just maximum throughput. No interest in an 802.11n mesh.
Then you already have your answer :)
The point of the UAP-AC-M unit is price:performance.
A $99 radio that
comes with mounting hardware and power injector AND already runs
openwrt (i've loaded it myself) makes for an inexpensive mesh node.
which suggests that this unit will work with libremesh, I was just
hoping to hear from someone who's tried it.
Couldn't find that citation in the page you mention, but we usually
don't recommend any non-ath9k radio based on the experience we had.
Down the road, I'm going to want to utilize
'ac wave2 radios with 4x4
or more (antenna and price dependant) for 'super nodes' and an
inexpensive single/dual radio for leaf nodes.
If you end up using LibreMesh for it, remember to share your experience :)
On Sat, Nov 3, 2018 at 10:08 AM Nicolas Pace <nico(a)libre.ws> wrote:
On 2018-11-01 1:00 a.m., dan wrote:
a) I'm new here, be gentle
b) Anyone got libremesh running on the UAP-AC-M or Mesh Pro units?
What is most interesting is that they are dual radio, passive poe
powered, and outdoor ready. The M has 1 ethernet, the Mesh Pro has
dual with PoE passthrough. I'm not seeing it listed in the image or
the builder, hoping someone has done the basics here.
no... that is why the librerouter is important!
c) Anyone have some examples of an in-production mesh with 2.4 + 5Ghz radios?
we use TP-link wdr-3500/3600/4300
my design concept is that libremesh would be the
using both radios for mesh.
It would offer outdoor hotspot style WiFi
off the 2.4Ghz, and the wired interface would run down into the
and be their connection through a PoE injector.
I'm hoping that even over 3-4 mesh hops I could deliver a reliable
5Mbps service with the UAP-AC-M.
those devices are ath10k, meaning don't work correctly with AP+mesh
If a customer wanted to upgrade to a faster plan
I would swap the
UAP-AC-M with a UAP-AC-Mesh Pro and add a PtP from a tower (I'm a
wISP) plugged into the Mesh Pro's second ethernet port and I would
bridge that to a VLAN on the PtP radio to essentially trunk the mesh
back to the tower.
no idea about customers... libremesh not thought for a customer network
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