Topic: ROBIN OSS mesh network
ROBIN (ROuting Batman Inside) is an Open Source mesh network project, developed on top of OpenWRT kamikaze, running on any Atheros AP51 routers such as Meraki Mini or La Fonera and using the BATMAN routing algorithm.
ROBIN is a zero-configuration appliance (plug & play solution): all you need isalmost one DSL upstream DHCP capable router offering Internet connectivity where you connect a node (acting as gateway node), others nodes (client repeaters) have only to be powered on. Within a couple of minutes the mesh-cloud is raised up and self mantained, every repeater node wirelessly spread the gateway DSL connection through its open and WPA-PSK Access Points.
Images can be obtained merging/adding SVN files with OpenWrt kamikaze trunk and using .config file available in SVN.
These images (kernel vmlinux.gz and rootfs jffs2-64k) are pretty flashable using a very simple gui tool for Microsoft Windows platform or in the cassical way.
At present day ROBIN is tested and evaluated by simple users, community wireless, commercial and non-profit organizations.
open-mesh.com (http://www.open-mesh.com) has developed own ROBIN backend server for remote management of ROBIN mesh clouds (dashboard, update, upgrade, statistics and graphs, ...) also offering pre-flashed routers.
subversion (SVN) repository:
HowTo and latest pre-compiled images:
other pre-compiled images: