Freemesh is a Project very similar to the consume.net 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.
We just released our firmware version 1.1.2.
This should fix some stability issues and adds support for ALFA Hornet UB / AP121 / AP121U and TP-Link TL-WA7510N routers.
The latest experimental firmware adds support for Cisco Meraki MR12, MR16, MR62 and MR66 acces points.
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.
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.
With todays firmware we now have experimental support for the TP Link Archer C5 v1 and C7 v2. The firmware can be found in the experimental download section
This firmware is appropriated for advanced users only, so if you are unsure about your version you should not continue.
The mesh on 5GHz is currently broken so you should disable this feature in the advanced settings.
We released an new experimental firmware version which now supports the latest hardware revision of the popular WR841N router. Also v3 of the WR1043ND is now supported among other models.
The experimental firmware can be found here: http://freemesh.marlow.dk/freemesh-dk/2016.2.2/images/factory/
There are no major issues known in this version. A stable version of this firmware will be probably released in the next week
Today we released a new firmware version.
With this version we introduced a french translation of the configuration interface.
As this is the only change of this new firmware, there is no need to update existing nodes.