[Battlemesh] Hardware to bring for Battlemeshv12

Baptiste Jonglez baptiste at bitsofnetworks.org
Sun Jul 7 09:42:42 CEST 2019


Regarding hardware, it is best to coordinate on the Battlemesh mailing list.

On 06-07-19, Zachary Giles wrote:
> I'm bringing ( unless someone says otherwise ):
> Linksys WRT1900ACS ( openwrt )
> Linksys WRT3200ACM ( openwrt )
> GLinet B1300 ( openwrt )
> Espressobin v5 ( no wifi, openwrt )
> Orangepi Zero x2 ( debian )
> MK SXTsq5ac x2
> MK HAPac2
> MK HexS

In our community network in France, we are currently looking for a good
home router for fiber access, that is:

- supports openwrt (or not too hard to support)
- can route gigabit (with NAT + firewall)
- stable wifi, 802.11ac
- cheap (< 60 €)
- no need for a SFP port as it is handled by another device (often ONT)

Some of the models in your list seem to fit these requirements, so I would
be glad to test them!  If you think of other models as well that would be

I am also bringing several candidate models for testing:

- mikrotik HAP ac²
- ZBT-WE3526
- Alfa AC1200R
- some old Netgear WNR3500L

What I am missing is two powerful PC (NUC or good laptop) to setup a
wired performance testbench.

> Top two or three are for testbed. Espresso and OrangePi can be also,
> or for running apps.. may be useful.
> Mikrotik gear if we want to test any of it.. Maybe someone's
> interested maybe not.
> Anything you recommend I add or drop from the list?
> -Zach
> On Thu, Jul 4, 2019 at 3:06 PM Zachary Giles <zach at nycmesh.net> wrote:
> >
> > Regarding the 60Ghz: We do have LHGs in use here, but also I have a
> > pair of the Wireless Wire wap60ad at home, which are much smaller.
> > Space is more limited though for us, this is certainly true. I'm not
> > sure of the area we have to make the test lab, but if it's a large
> > enough room it could be interesting. You're right, space is more
> > limited from this direction, so if not of interest, no problem.
> >
> > If you think of anything else you would like us to bring, I'm happy to do so.
> >
> > Thanks!
> > -Zach
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