[Olsr-users] Configuration of an ad-hoc mesh networks

Henning Rogge (spam-protected)
Tue Oct 13 10:30:19 CEST 2015

On Tue, Oct 13, 2015 at 10:22 AM, Charles Lesire-Cabaniols
<(spam-protected)> wrote:
> Ok, thanks for the answer... but you're talking to a newb, so please be more
> precise ;).
> Here are my questions:
> 2015-10-12 19:05 GMT+02:00 Henning Rogge <(spam-protected)>:
>> On Mon, Oct 12, 2015 at 1:36 PM, Charles Lesire-Cabaniols
>> <(spam-protected)> wrote:
>> > Question: Looks like setting up the IP is not necessary with olsrd2
>> > (according to the doc), but without I could ping my nodes; what is the
>> > good
>> > configuration to set?
>> If you want to run your interfaces with linklocal addresses, olsrd2
>> (in dualstack mode with IPv6) can do this for you.
>> BUT you need at least one routable (not linklocal) address on one
>> interfaced used by olsrd2... in a multi-interface scenario this can be
>> the loopback interface.
> And so? I tried to set a static address for my loopback in
> network/interfaces, but it is not taken into account.

have a look at the "typical OLSR deployments" page of our wiki (its
linked in the User FAQ)

when you want to use the "loopback" to store your routable IP, you
need to add it to the list of interfaces for olsrd2:

But this doesn't make much sense with a single Wifi interface...

just set the routable address of each node to wlan0 for now and start
just with "olsrd2_static wlan0".

> And when I launch "olsrd2_static wlan0 lo", nothing specific happens in
> "route -n"

what is your output of "ip addr" ?

> Ok, I got it... but the netjsoninfo is empty (collectionrs = []) when my two
> nodes look connected

It does not look like your two OLSR instances can see each other.

Do you had a look at the "Troubleshooting" page of our wiki (also
linked in the User FAQ)?



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