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

Michel Blais (spam-protected)
Thu Feb 24 03:35:49 CET 2011

If your looking for Wireless device with Quagga & OLSR, maybe StarOS (SIAM
now) would be your answer. The support both routing protocol and have enough
options to make good router but still have not finish their N driver (even
the abg firmwares is still not 100% stable). Their also the sync option that
is great (can change channel, channel width, country code, etc.without
disconnecting the station).


> 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.com thread 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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