SECN 2.0 Final Released

SECN 2.0It’s been a while coming but we’re happy to announce the general release of the SECN 2.0 firmware.  This firmware is available for the Mesh Potato 2.0 and a range of TP-Link and Ubiquiti devices.  We posted details in the RC1 release of the software but here is a comprehensive list of features:

  • OpenWrt Attitude Adjustment:  SECN 2.0 is based on the final release of OpenWrt Attitude Adjustment.  We will continue to tie SECN releases as closely as possible to OpenWrt releases in order to maximise device compatibility.
  • Batman-adv:  The SECN firmware now runs the 2013.4 release of batman-adv which includes essential features such as Bridge Loop Avoidance.
  • WAN Support:  SECN 2.0 now offers WAN features that allow the device to configure an upstream connection via WiFi, USB Modem or Mesh
  • Configurable Ethernet:  Ethernet ports can be individually configured for WAN or LAN function.
  • Timezone setting
  • WiFi Country Code setting
  • Web page for Firmware Upgrade

The SECN 2.0 firmware can be downloaded at http://download.villagetelco.org/firmware/secn/stable/  Please check all downloaded files against their MD5 sums prior to flashing your device.  If you have any questions about upgrading your firmware, please don’t hesitate to ask questions in the development community.

Also available very soon will be an SECN 2.0 firmware for the MP1 which will allow full compatibility among first generation Mesh Potatoes and all current generation devices including the MP2 Basic, MP2 Phone, and TP-Link/Ubiquiti devices.

This final release of the 2.0 SECN firmware wouldn’t have been possible without countless hours of tweaking, testing and innovation by Terry Gillett.  Thanks too to Keith Williamson and Elektra for invaluable support.

Upcoming Firmware

SECN 2.1
Firmware for the MP2 Phone is currently in alpha development.  The 2.1 release of the SECN firmware will be the first release to fully support the MP2 Phone.
SECN 2.x
Successive point releases of the 2.0 firmware will include support for:
  • a softphone directory web page which will allow for local registration and management of SIP-enabled devices to a master Mesh Potato allowing for small-scale local directory management and services for VoIP
  • local instant messaging support via XMPP through the integration of the Prosody jabber server
  • integration of a Twitter Bootstrap based UI which will make for faster and more intuitive configuration interface.
SECN 3.0
The 3.0 release of the SECN firmware will be coordinated with the release of the Barrier Breaker of OpenWrt.  It will also include the most recent updates to the Batman-adv mesh protocol.

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6 Responses to «SECN 2.0 Final Released»


  1. September 29, 2014 at 11:18 am, jerhone said:
    Where can I get the list of supported TP-Link/Ubiquiti devices models??

    • September 29, 2014 at 11:24 am, steve said:
      Have a look at http://download.villagetelco.org/firmware/secn/stable/ubnt/SECN-2.0/ and http://download.villagetelco.org/firmware/secn/stable/tp-link/SECN-2.0/ If there is a specific model you are interested in, we'd be happy to build a firmware for it. Basically anything the runs OpenWrt is possible although we can only vouch for ad-hoc mode on Atheros chipsets.

  2. October 25, 2014 at 4:09 am, jerhone said:
    Hi Steve, Appreciate your reply. I will check and have them tested.

  3. November 01, 2014 at 8:20 am, Thomas said:
    Hi Steve, Can we have feature like captive portal?

    • November 01, 2014 at 8:31 am, steve said:
      Yes, you can. You can install packages like chillispot or wifidog which are part of the OpenWrt repository and configure your own hotspot solution or you could try a custom firmware and server solution like Dirk van der Walt's MeshDesk http://radiusdesk.com/

  4. April 19, 2016 at 7:29 am, Ian Barrett said:
    Hi Steve What is the maximum distance between the units.? Ian

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