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  • Replacing MP Deployment April 23, 2018
    Hi Tad As well as Ubiquiti, you might also look at products from Open Mesh ( and Mikrotik ( No doubt there are also other manufacturers as well. If you can get suitable OpenWrt based routers you can set them up to mesh fairly easily. GL.iNet ( have a
  • Fwd: SECN 4 TP- Rachel MR3420. V3 April 7, 2018
    Hi Joe Some comments below: 1. You must install the firmware that corresponds to the hardware version of the device you are using. If you try to install the wrong version (eg V1 firmware on a V3 device) you risk damaging the device. Also, if the device is running the original manufacturere's
  • Comment Monter les ordinateurs solaires Open sources en Afrique et démocratiser l'accès à l'outil numérique February 5, 2018
    Salut bonjour, Je partage avec vous une réflexion sur l'opportunité de monter les ordinateurs open-sources en Afrique afin de démocratiser l'accès à l'outil numérique. Alors je suis curieux de savoir s'il est vraiment possible pour l'Afrique d'adopter l'open source et plus particulièrement une
  • Start Your Own Wireless ISP January 18, 2018
    Hi all, This is a handy resource for anyone planning to set up a wireless ISP Cheers... Steve -- Steve Song +1 902 529 0046
  • Anybody In need of MP01s December 21, 2017
    Hey Guys They outdated but still awesome 🙂 I have about 20 MP01s I have no use for anymore, including the PoE adapters. I'm willing to let them go for $15 dollars a piece, but you have to pay for shipping. Ideally i'd like to sell them all in one go, so a special price could be negotiated if
  • SECN-5 Firmware December 20, 2017
    Hi All I have posted SECN-5 firmware based on LEDE 17.01.4 to the VillageTelco Downloads page. You can download firmware for various devices at the pages below: MP02 TP-Link
  • DITG on MPAWD December 4, 2017
    Hello, I am trying to emulate VoIP traffic on a small indoor MPAWD testbed. I want to emulate VoIP traffic using DITG. Is there a document that explains how to install the software on the MPAWDs. Thank you in advance.
  • SECN 5 Test Firmware November 7, 2017
    Hi All I have posted some test SECN 5 firmware based on recent LEDE software including up to date batman-adv. The mesh network configuration in SECN 5 firmware uses the Meshpoint wifi interface instead of AdHoc. This means that SECN 5 devices will *not* be compatible with SECN 4 and earlier
  • SECN 4 Update - KRACK mods November 7, 2017
    Hi All I have posted some test SECN 4 firmware updated to the latest OpenWrt 15.05 to include fixes for the KRACK wifi security issue. These fixes relate to the hostapd package. Please advise any test results. MP02 /SECN-4/GA
  • Fwd: MR3020(UN) issue October 24, 2017
    Hi All The following thread from the LibraryBox forum highlights the issue around commodity routers now being shipped in a form that can not be re-flashed with OpenWrt / LEDE firmware. It seems that there may be only minor changes to the version numbers to designate the new restricted
  • SECN-5-RACHEL firmware for GL-MT300n ? October 23, 2017
    Hello. I'm wondering if there's a RACHEL SECN firmware for the GL-MT300n. If not, is the source code available? I didn't see anything for the mt devices on the github. Thanks. - James
  • WPA2 and KRACK October 16, 2017
    Hi all, See the message below. This is a pretty big discovery in WiFi vulnerability that affects nearly everyone. This of course includes all devices with the SECN firmware. We'll make an updated firmware available as soon as we can. It is tricky because the vulnerability is in the WPA2
  • Country Codes on AWD 5GHz Radio September 13, 2017
    Hi Gavin The issue is that when the GB (or any other) country code is selected, only certain channel and power combinations are permitted. This is enforced in the OpenWrt software. The default channel in the AWD firmware is 157, and when I tested, it seems that this channel will not operate
  • on node constantly switching off September 6, 2017
    Hi All One node appears to be online but the cant connect to it. i am using librenms and smokeping to monitor the mesh network. It has been weeks now. I installed secn 4 on the mesh nodes. the graphs for the particular node giving us problems are provided below. < https://lh3.googleusercontent.
  • Mesh Extender September 3, 2017
    Hi Gavin Basically you need to configure an adhoc wifi interface in /etc/config/wireless and with the SSID and BSSID set to match the mesh. Have a look at the file on a tunning SECN device for comparison. Then you add that interface to batman-adv with "batctl if add ..." Then you can run