[Olsr-users] Windows Network Disconnect Destroys Mesh

Ferry Huberts (spam-protected)
Mon Jun 13 20:17:07 CEST 2016

First try to upgrade all nodes to the same version.
The latest would be preferred.

On 13/06/16 18:31, Ray Berotsfield wrote:
> Hello all, this is my first post. I have a mesh network consisting of 7
> linux based computers and two Windows 7 based computers. All devices run
> OLSRd, the Linux machines run the latest release ( and the
> Windows machine runs an older release (0.5.6-r3). The Linux machines are
> configured to connect to the network and run OLSRd on boot. The Windows
> machine is configured to first connect to the ad-hoc network of the
> nearest neighbor and then run olsrd. When running, all devices work
> flawlessly, I can ping all other nodes without any issues and have
> tested many different Geospatial positions of the various nodes.
> However, there seems to be a serious vulnerability of the mesh
> concerning the Windows machine network disconnect button or shutdown.
> While the mesh is running, if I click on the network icon in the bottom
> right hand corner of the screen and click on the ad-hoc network and
> choose disconnect, the entire Mesh goes down. I cannot ping any other
> nodes from any devices on the mesh. To fix it I have to restart every
> single node. The same problem occurs when I shutdown a Windows machine
> by pressing the shutdown button in the Start menu. The only time I don't
> have those issue is if I unplug the windows machine without shutting
> down normally. Does anyone know what I should do to fix this or what the
> root of the problem may be?

Ferry Huberts

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