[Olsr-users] How to apply LinkQualityMult or Mode for very high speed wireless I/F?

L. Aaron Kaplan (spam-protected)
Wed Mar 23 09:43:30 CET 2011

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On Mar 23, 2011, at 9:16 AM, Henning Rogge wrote:

> On Wed March 23 2011 08:01:24 Ben West wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> In lieu of recent progress getting HT speeds to work on some Nanostation
>> M5s that I am deploying with OpenWRT/OLSR, I am curious how I can adapt
>> OLSR link quality monitoring for the newer radios.
>> Right now, the three 5GHz OLSR nodes I've deployed all report 1.00 for LQ
>> and NLQ, I believe because their packet loss at 150Mbit/s+ connection
>> speeds drops to a negligible amount.  With one active gateway, this
>> results in a simple star topology.
>> Ideally, I would like OLSR to build multi-hop routes between nodes with
>> high connection speeds, e.g. 150Mbit/s vs 60Mbit/s.  However, the only way
>> I get get such link info is using the iw command line tool, e.g.
> You will need a new link metric, the current metrics of the stable branch only 
> use the packet loss.

But you could definitely get out the info via (for example) iw and periodically 
update OLSR which then take these values and calculates a new metric.
Henning wrote a plugin system exactly for adding new metrics.


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