[Olsr-users] A preferred approach to bridging multiple radios/APs to extend mesh
Sun Feb 3 09:23:50 CET 2013
One good way to do it would be to map each of them onto a VLAN before
you put them onto a common switch, this way you can address each of
On Sun, Feb 3, 2013 at 5:43 AM, Ben West <(spam-protected)> wrote:
> Hi All,
> I realize that Henning's draft proposal for the LDEP (quoted below) would
> effectively address the need I describe, but I am curious about existing
> methods available for bridging multiple radios/APs to operate on the same
> logical mesh.
> "Stateless RFC5444-based Dynamic Link Exchange Protocol (DLEP)", Henning
> Rogge, 4-Nov-12, <draft-rogge-stateless-rfc5444-dlep-00.txt>
> This document provides material for the discussion in the MANET WG
> about the Dynamic Link Exchange Protocol (DLEP). This document
> reflects the authors' thoughts about how a stateless DLEP protocol
> compliant with RFC5444 could look like.
> Because UBNT radios can be quite flexible about how (and more poignantly how
> many) you strap them to a mast with minimal cabling, cf. their Beanstalk
> illustrations, I am curious about wired bridging options between multiple
> APs, and what such options can do to reduce hop loss and/or allow meshing on
> multiple channels.
> That is, if you could connect the LAN ports of two radios together, could
> you ...
> 1. Mount the radios on the same mast, but facing 180deg away from each other
> (assuming directional antennas), to join two meshes that otherwise don't
> overlap? This neglects interference from overlapping fresnel zones, but
> there are means to mitigate interference.
> 2. Same #1, but imagine now the meshes overlap geographically, yet operate
> on different channels?
> Since OLSRd could be (or is) quite capable of routing across hybrid
> topologies like these, and since zealous IPv6 addressing of all nodes could
> eliminate awkward NAT schemes, I'm curious about options for building
> efficient bridges between two APs. Especially, I'd be curious to hear what
> other OLSRers have done. How have you seen SmartGateway operate over such
> topologies, for example?
> OpenWRT has Layer 3 tools like relayd, but there is also a simpler tool call
> trelay, which looks appealing:
> Ben West
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