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Mesh FX Oslo

We are setting up a small mesh network based on a customized OpenWrt firmware, which includes the meshing protocol Batman-adv. We are using the OpenWrt Repo to play with different setups and hardware (5ghz and 2,4ghz wifi). This is also a good opportunity for everybody to explore the powerful capabilities of OpenWrt in general (e.g. load balancing in server clusters).

People who are interested in founding a freifunk-like mesh network for Oslo are highly welcome to join. First steps towards a customized Oslo OpenWrt firmware could be taken here.

We will supply 3 mesh nodes that your devices can mesh with.

It would be nice to have a variety of OpenWrt compatible devices. If a sponsor would provide a set of routers they could be used and configured as an Hackeriet event or conference mesh for future use.

Join the mesh!

Details about the firmware for the workshop:

Requirements for attendees


  • a laptop
  • a OpenWRT-supported device(optional)
  • USB, pcmcia, card wifi radios(optional)
  • The customized firmware and batman-adv work with the 2.6 Linux kernel (OpenWrt Backfire). Broadcom based devices might be not supported!Please bring a laptop and a network cable to flash your device yourself.

Some knowledge of Linux and especially Busybox is a plus.

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  • Eivind

    Let's have another meshfx workshop to both continue where we left off, and give newcomers who missed this one a second chance to get started. It's time to grow the meshfx network in oslo :-)

    September 20, 2012

  • Eivind

    Nice hands-on intro to mesh networks over wifi, batman-adv layer 2 mesh protocol, device setup/network connect, and openwrt firmware flashing of various wifi router equipment.

    September 20, 2012

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  • Salve J. N.
    Programming, making stuff happen., Co-Organizer
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    The Fixer, Captain, Co-Organizer
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