Mesh network on ubiquiti pro


#1

I have two ubiquiti router stations pro, and two doodle radios, is it possibl to flash barrier breaker with BATMAN advanced onto the routerboard and set up a mesh network, more nodes will be added later.


#2

Barrier Breaker, no -- unsupported for many years, known insecure, doesn't support current mesh protocols and routing approaches

v18.06.2, yes, if your devices are presently supported


#3

Jeff thanks for the quick response.
Below the hardware info for the ubiquity router-station pro. I have Ubuntu loaded on a virtual machine. I have compiled Chaos Calmer and configured it with BATMAN. Would I be better off compiling v18.06.2 instead. I want to set up a mesh for remote devices to stream video. Ubiquity router-station pro supports the doodle lab radios. Both support openWRT. I do not mind spending time working with the hardware as long as it is possible to achieve.
Any advice appreciated.

**|Architecture|MIPS|
|---|---|
|Vendor|Atheros|
|Bootloader|RedBoot|
|System-on-Chip|Atheros (AR7161) MIPS 24K|
|CPU Speed|680 MHz|
|Flash-Chip||
|Flash size|16 MiB|
|RAM|128 MiB DDR|
|Wireless|3x 32-bit Mini-PCI slots (None included)|
|Switch|Atheros AR8316|
|Ethernet ports|1+3|


#4

There is a release version 18.06.2 for the RouterStation Pro. You would also need to install kmod-batman-adv and the kmods for at9k and ath10k (and ath10k firmware) for the wifi cards. There is no need to compile anything yourself.


#5

Mike,
Any chance you have a link to that release, both radios already have ath 10k firmware installed, Cheers.


#6

It should be this one:
http://downloads.openwrt.org/releases/18.06.2/targets/ar71xx/generic/openwrt-18.06.2-ar71xx-generic-ubnt-rspro-squashfs-factory.bin


#7

Cheers thanks for the help,

What is the best way to transfer these files to the board, Ubuntu, which I have on a virtual machine, or windows 10 my current operating system. Any places that give a good step by step set of instructions.
David


#8

A "factory" image can usually be flashed from the stock firmware's web interface using any web browser. But always check the devices OpenWrt wiki page for instructions.