Organizing a mesh network on Raspberry Pi 4 in OpenWrt

Friends, I welcome You.
I have probably created similar themes, but I do not fully understand how to organize a mesh network?
I have four Raspberry Pi 4 that have additional USB Wi-Fi adapters installed that support mesh point mode. I use the instructions provided on the site.
I do everything that is specified up to the point: "Using the command line CLI"
that is at each station I do what is indicated in the instructions.
if you go to the luci web interface, there are no connections, as far as I understand looking at this image:

I'm confused by the "Host" column, why is there a question mark? I think that my devices are not part of the mesh network.
Can you tell me what I'm doing wrong? How to properly organize a mesh network and ensure that all devices are included in it. Thank you very much.

Because there's no DNS name or IP to if it were the Router/Access Point with DHCP and DNS.

Hope this helps.

Since I have never used an 802.11s-based mesh (I prefer OLSR); and you provide little details (and no configs), it's hard to tell...

hmm, what's the end result? so the hosts see each other?

all the config I can give you is a link to the instructions in my first message. I didn't do anything else.


Huh...I was answering you. I didn't ask a question. If you're asking me a question - it's not clear.

I hope you get it fixed. :+1:

With 802.11s much like OLSR the mesh is organized by mesh-id and assignment of unique ip addresses to each node. (Further organization could be down to per radio, frequency, channel and mesh_id)

Libremesh for example creates a 10.13/16 network and automatically gives each node unique ip address based on MAC addresses.
With mesh I'd 'LiMe'

Have you assigned each node the same mesh_id and a unique IP address on same subnet?

Also you need to set same wifi channel and wifi frequency on all nodes

If so can you ping the other device?


Thank you ha advice. I managed to organize everything, and the hosts can see each other.

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batctl n

To see list of your neighbors

Then use

batctl tp other-node-macaddress

To test performance

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