Changes between Version 51 and Version 52 of wireless/wifi


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Timestamp:
03/30/2020 09:59:55 PM (2 years ago)
Author:
Cale Collins
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punctuation fix

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    587587== Getting started with mesh ==
    588 Unfortunately there's not an all purpose approach for how a mesh network should be configured.  It will require research to decide what hardware and software configuration will fit your needs closest.  The first thing to consider is what radio to use.  Not all radios support mesh and some that do will require specific kernel versions or firmware to accomplish this.  The best source of information will be the radio manufacturer — something to consider when selecting a radio is the level of support that will be available.  Linux kernel mailing lists should be used as a primary resource if you suspect there's an issue with the driver, kernel, or radio firmware.  WLE900VX is an excellent choice of radio and is available from the [https://shop.gateworks.com/ Gateworks store].  This radio has been tested to work with 4.14, 4.20, and 5.4 kernels.  A second radio which has been tested by Gateworks is the WPEQ-261ACNI(BT), this card is half length and includes bluetooth.  According to the manufacturer this card will only mesh in kernel versions 5.3 and newer, and only when using a custom built wpa_supplicant.  When creating a mesh network not all radios need to be the same model, we have tested creating a mesh network using a combination of these two radio models successfully.
     588Unfortunately, there's not an all purpose approach for how a mesh network should be configured.  It will require research to decide what hardware and software configuration will fit your needs closest.  The first thing to consider is what radio to use, not all radios support mesh and some that do will require specific kernel versions or firmware to accomplish this.  The best source of information will be the radio manufacturer — something to consider when selecting a radio is the level of support that will be available.  Linux kernel mailing lists should be used as a primary resource if you suspect there's an issue with the driver, kernel, or radio firmware.  WLE900VX is an excellent choice of radio and is available from the [https://shop.gateworks.com/ Gateworks store].  This radio has been tested to work with 4.14, 4.20, and 5.4 kernels.  A second radio which has been tested by Gateworks is the WPEQ-261ACNI(BT), this card is half length and includes bluetooth.  According to the manufacturer this card will only mesh in kernel versions 5.3 and newer, and only when using a custom built wpa_supplicant.  When creating a mesh network not all radios need to be the same model, we have tested creating a mesh network using a combination of these two radio models successfully.
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    590590Select a BSP that is appropriate for your application.  In our testing the Bionic Ubuntu root filesystem was used with both Newport and Ventana family boards.  OpenWRT and Buildroot are viable options as well.  Enabling the necessary kernel modules will be required, though you may find in Gateworks kernel defconfigs these options have already been added. In our testing the following kernel config options were enabled: