[Battlemesh] Hardware to bring for Battlemeshv12
zgiles at gmail.com
Sun Jul 7 15:32:46 CEST 2019
I've been looking for a chance to check out the Turris models. I'm
glad you're bringing a few.
I happened to test the raw and wireguard performance of 4 models
yesterday while preparing them for packing:
Didnt test stock firmware; Forgot to do straight speedtest
wireguard: 220down 120up
Stock Firmware : 800down 400up
Openwrt: 800down 400up (sameish)
wireguard: 730down 120up
pings were flat, but variance was +/-20% on most readings
Stock Firmware: 820down 430up
Openwrt: 865down 430up
wireguard: 700down 130up
Openwrt: 750down 430up
wireguard : 80down 50up ( third try )
pings had spikes and high variance.
Above raw and wireguard sources and network were all Gbit capable.
I guess the Linksys ones make sense as they have 1.6-1.8Ghz CPUs (
only 2 cores ) compared to 700Mhz and 1Ghz of the other two.
I'm also glad to see Openwrt matching stock firmware speed and that it
ran directly with no troubles.
I'll be bringing a Lenovo W520 laptop that can do 1Gb/s easily and can
be left on-site for the testbed that we can all use.
I would be happy to bring a second, but I'm not sure I have enough room.
On Sun, Jul 7, 2019 at 4:02 AM Matthieu Herrb <matthieu at herrb.eu> wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 07, 2019 at 09:42:42AM +0200, Baptiste Jonglez wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 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
> > great.
> > 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.
> I'll ping a z83 mini-PC (I haven't had an occasion yet to test if it
> can do 1Gb/s), and some wifi routers:
> - turris omnia
> - turris mox
> - Zyzel NBG6617
> - TP-Linnk Archer C7
> - ubiquity Edge Router Lite
> and maybe a few others if they fit in my luggage.
> In addition to zorun's specifications, we're also looking for decent
> performance with wireguard VPN. This is a bit out of the radio scope, but more
> and more community networks in France are also aiming at providing a
> "clean" acces through a VPN on top of the existing broadband
> See you in Saint-Denis.
> Matthieu Herrb
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> Battlemesh at ml.ninux.org
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