802.11s (wireless mesh) project status report

Rui Paulo rpaulo at freebsd.org
Mon Jun 22 23:16:02 UTC 2009

Hi all,
The wireless mesh project is now in a more usable stage and your  
support and testing is appreciated. Today I've been able to exchange  
packets between three nodes using the following network topology:  
node1 <-> node2 <-> node3. With the currently committed code it's now  
possible to send packets from node1 to node3 via node2. Other mesh  
topologies will be tested in the future.

I've created a wiki page that's still under construction but should be  
able to help you setup your wireless mesh:

802.11s is interesting both to companies who want to create wide range  
wireless networks and also to home users who would like to expand  
their wireless networks. They can now start using the FreeBSD  
operating system to fullfil their needs.

The project is still unfinished and has some rough edges, though. If  
you have any questions, dont hesitate asking.

This project is being sponsored by The FreeBSD Foundation.

Rui Paulo

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