So looks like some major hardware vendors are all jumping on the mesh bandwagon and I'd like to explore this subject.
AFAIK there are a few packages in LEDE which all fall under the "mesh" umbrella: alfred, batman, freifunk, olsrd. I don't know how/which to choose. I'm wondering if people with the hands-on experience with some/all of them would recommend either of the packages and starting point on mesh network specific to that package.
The goal would be to create a small private self-forming and self-healing network (and educate myself in the process). Ideally I'd like to be able to test all nodes are working while actually being in close proximity (ie good WiFi signal) to all of them.