Wireless mesh networking
ivo.vachkov at gmail.com
Mon May 25 08:36:37 UTC 2009
Great project! But could you please elaborate on technologies being used in it?
Thank you very much in advance.
On Sun, May 24, 2009 at 2:51 PM, Rui Paulo <rpaulo at freebsd.org> wrote:
> If anyone is interested in testing out wireless mesh networking under
> FreeBSD, the project has now reached a point where you can transfer
> packets between mesh nodes.
> I try to keep the branch in sync with head (sometimes more than)
> weekly. The branch is located at the FreeBSD svn repo and everyone can
> fetch it:
> $ svn co http://svn.freebsd.org/viewvc/base/projects/mesh11s/
> To actually try out mesh networking you need ath(4) because ral(4) has
> problems right now.
> After building and installing a new world and kernel, you need to do this:
> # ifconfig wlan0 create wlandev ath0 wlanmode mesh channel 1 meshid mymesh
> # ifconfig wlan0 inet w.x.y.z/q up
> Channel discovery for mesh networks is not yet implemented, hence you
> need to manually specify the channel on which the mesh is running (all
> nodes must be on the same channel and same meshid, just like regular
> AP operation).
> If you can't ping other mesh node, try putting one ath(4) interface in
> promisc mode (I'm still investigating this problem).
> This project is being sponsored by The FreeBSD Foundation
> Rui Paulo
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