[Olsr-users] Curious about OLSR on AirOS, compared to OSPF, Quagga

Michel Blais (spam-protected)
Thu Feb 24 03:27:26 CET 2011

Here, we are using openwrt with olsr on rspro for routing and airos in
bridge mode for wireless link. Anyway, airos don't give enough option to
make good router, you will end up requesting new feature like everybody else
on the forum when ubnt focuses on bridge mode with basic router options.


2011/2/23 Ben West <(spam-protected)>

> Hi All,
> My apologies upfront if some of these are rank newbie questions.
> I also realize this message harkens back to a long thread last month about
> patching Ubiquiti AirOS with OLSRd (before I subscribed), but I'm curious if
> anyone may have experience to share on current state of OLSR under AirOS vs.
> other dynamic routing schemes such as OSPF/Quagga.
> I've described my experience testing the Funk Feuer-patched AirOS 5.2
> images on 5GHz devices to this thread on the Ubiquiti forum.  I posted there
> since I was curious about creating a hidden node situation with the testing.
> http://www.ubnt.com/forum/showpost.php?p=155993&postcount=55
> Plus, I see that ninux.org have recently (this month) released their own
> patched version of AirOS, based on that from Funk Feuer.
> http://wiki.ninux.org/NanostationM5AirOSModOLSR
> By manually specifying default routes b/w nodes (described in the ubnt.comthread above), I can indeed effect multi-hop paths, but I believe this
> effectively overrides the OLSR service.  Is this presently the only option
> for multi-hop routing on AirOS?
> I see there are already AirOS images patched with Quagga/OSPF, which I'm
> considering deploying in the mean time, as my intended mesh topology is
> quite simple.
> http://dren.dk/ubi.html
> http://dren.dk/airos-plus.html
> http://www.ubnt.com/forum/showthread.php?t=23209&highlight=quagga
> http://wiki.inveneo.org/index.php/InveneoUbntFirmware#Firmware_for_Ubiquiti_Devices
> Is my understanding correct that, from a high level, one key feature which
> OSPF does not provide w.r.t to OLSR is multi-hop routing?
> (P.S. My motivation to try out AirOS comes from difficulties running
> OpenWRT/madwifi firmware like Open-Mesh on Ubiquiti 2.4GHz devices.  Madwifi
> operation seemed to be particularly spotty on devices like the Bullet2HP,
> suggesting Ubiquiti had incorporated driver/kernel tweaks into their SDK for
> speed and stability.)
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