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firmware version 1.1 released

Shortly after version 1.0 we have released version 1.1 of our firmware, which is now based on Gluon v2016.1.1
Beside some minor bugfixes, we have added support for the TP-Link TL-MR13U v1 and Onion Omega.
If you want to this firmware on an Ubiquity device, you no longer need to downgrade AirOS to v5.5.x, it is now also safe to install the Freemesh firmware from AirOS v5.6.x.

firmware version 1.0 released

After a several experimental versions, we finally released the version 1.0 of our firmware.
We are now using Gluon v2016.1 which is based on OpenWrt “Chaos Calmer” 12.05.
Beside a lot of stability and performance optimisation, this version adds support for a bunch of new routers, for example the TP-Link WR841N v10 and WR1043ND v3. The complete list is available here.

Important: With this release we are switching from IBSS to the 802.11s meshing protocol. This means that routers with an older firmware version cannot communicate ower wifi with a v1.0 firmware router. So please keep this in mind if you have any router that are not directly connected to the internet.

What is Freemesh?

Freemesh is a Project very similar to the movement in the UK (mainly London, history) where the goal is to build a Inter-city meshed Network. All of this with the help of stock WLAN-Router with a cutom FOSS firmware. The network will enable free Connectivity within the City and, with the help of peerings, to other Cities. To achieve this goal, Freemesh-nodes are being deployed by volunteers. Every WiFi-enabled device can thus communicate with participants in the network (independent of Internet connectivity) alltough most Freemesh nodes also offer free Internet.