[OLSR-users] forcing olsr routing via LAN

Henning Wangerin (spam-protected)
Tue May 2 20:15:30 CEST 2006

On Tue, 2006-05-02 at 01:46 +0200, Kosta Welke wrote:
> Well olsrd uses the hopcount metric by default, which is blind to link 
> quality. Assuming the ethernet will give a better link than WLAN, you 
> can use the link quality metric. This way, olsrd is more likely to use 
> the ethernet links.
> If I am not mistaken, the freifunk software uses the link quality metric 
> by default. (in case you use it)

I do use Freifunk, but expect to switch to a clean openwrt install at a
later time.

It does use lq metrics, but I can't see how I tell that the
into-wifi-links are off-limits. 

I would like some way of telling that 4.1->5.1 is semi-bad and 4.2->5.2
is good, so the network automaticaly switches to wifi if the lan goes
down for som reason.

> > 1) The wrt can be setup to bridge wlan and lan, but wouldn't that send
> > data sent from 6.1 to 4.1 to the wireless too?
> I think you dont want bridging. Simply tell olsrd to use the ethernet 
> interface, too.


> > 2) The wrt can be setup to use 4.2 5.2 and 6.2 on the LANs, but how
> > would olsrd wnow to send data for form 4.1 to 5.1 via LAN?
> Using the link quality metric, it will use the link that seems to be the 
> most reliable. This usually is the ethernet.
> (I couldnt find either 4.2, 5.2 or 6.2 on your map, I assume these are 
> the ip addresses of your ethernet interfaces?)

x.2 interfaces is not in operation right now, som they at not on the
map. Don't know if they will be on the map in the future.

> I hope I make any sense, I'm too tired to really think but was unable to 
> refrain myself from posting.

It's not totally black speach, sp you wasn't sleeping completely ;-)

Henning Wangerin <(spam-protected)>

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