Have a mesh network up and running, with 4 nodes.
Using a wireless router with SIM card, connected by cable to a ubiquiti router board.
The 3 other router boards form the wireless mesh, clients can connect to any one and get internet connection, that all works ok.
Question, when I check the connection properties on any connected client devices it shows the 802.11g. All driver are set to 802.11n in the wireless configuration settings, all drivers support n standard.
If I set up any individual board as an AP, the work as wireless configuration settings, displaying wireless properties on the client device connected, “802.11n”.
If these a something to do with Batman-adv. or do I need to change some settings.
The wireless utilities will report the underlying link, and is independent of how traffic is routed. Many of the user-land utilities (command-line or LuCI) don't render 802.11s links "properly". I don't know about IBSS links.
It's not clear what you have then. If a node is only an AP it doesn't have a way to link back to the Internet. Almost always two interfaces are set up on the radio (or one interface on each radio in a dual band situation). One is a regular AP which would be used for people to connect with phones or laptops, and the mesh interface (adhoc or 802.11s) would carry the data back to the gateway node which has an Internet connection.
Had a quick look,
Have batman-adv already downloaded on each router, and batctl and wpad-mesh.
All I need to do is change my configuration settings in wireless and network to something similar to yours. No additional files or changes needed elsewhere, is a specific version of openwrt needed, using old ubiquiti boards were updated recently.
It is an adhoc mesh then. The trend is toward 802.11s, since it is supported by more drivers and allows you to encrypt the mesh to prevent eavesdropping or unauthorized mesh points from joining. But in this case it may not matter since you are forwarding from unencrypted APs anyway.
You should implement firewall rules to prevent the users of the 'mb' network from having ssh or http access to the routers.
Using the command Prompt tool this is how I have been flashing my files to he ubiquiti board tftp –i 192.168.1.20 put openwrt-18.06.2-ar71xx-generic-ubnt-rspro-squashfs-factory.bin
Is there a image available for download in that format. Or have you a link that explains how its done using the image above, as I am not farmiliar with that method. Cheers
This is the standard TFTP recovery built into Ubiquiti devices. Booting the router with the reset button held down makes it a TFTP server. You need a TFTP client on your PC to put (push) the file to the router. One comes standard with both Linux and Windows though with Windows you need to activate it in the control panel and use it from the command line.
The file is in the 18.06.2/ar71xx/generic release on the download server.
I’m a bit confused, I have a mesh up and working with 4 nodes in Adhoc mode. I want to Add security so therefore I need to implement 802.11s. The file image installed on all nodes is 18.06.2xx. Therefore Iam I correct to think that all I need to do is follow the wiki page and add the following configuration settings for bat0 below to network. Then config each node as the wiki page suggests.