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Alerts

AREDN highly recommends upgrading to AREDN security release v3.16.1.1
For more information: http://www.arednmesh.org/content/release-notes-aredn-v31611
 

News


​ARRL Awards 2018 Microwave Development Award to AREDN Team


​The ARRL announced that The Amateur Radio Emergency Data Network (AREDN) project team was named as recipient of the 2018 ARRL Microwave Development Award for its initiatives to utilize Amateur Radio’s microwave bands. These included extending the network’s high-speed multimedia capabilities from solely 2.4 GHz to 900 MHz, 3 GHz, and 5.8 GHz, and adding 802.11n protocol to improve data throughput. The Board also acknowledged the efforts of the many AREDN implementation groups around the country who are building networks based on this technology and who stand ready to utilize them to serve the needs of their communities in times of disaster. 

Updated date: Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 20:16


​AREDN Project Announces Strategic Changes

AREDN forms a non-profit corporation to ensure continuity

The project saw the need for more formal governance and as a result, took the strategic step of organizing as a non-profit corporation.  This will help protect the user-community investments in mesh networking by setting up the framework for long-term resource management, research, and development. 

Our mission is still focused on providing the Amateur Radio Community with software, education, and support to enable them to aid public safety, emergency response and disaster relief agencies with high-speed multimedia data networks.

Continuing to rely on the financial support of a few individuals is not a sustainable means of supporting the project. Without more widespread support, the community’s growing investment in network equipment and relationships with served agencies is at risk. We expect to obtain contributions primarily from the ham community. We plan to use these funds to cover operating expenses such as web site hosting, setup a test and validation lab, obtain associated test equipment, and address the costs of promoting the project through various marketing channels. We plan to consider grants to fund worthy implementations of AREDN infrastructure as our resources may allow.

​AREDN code repositories on GitHub

All AREDN source code has...

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Updated date: Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 17:28

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Announcements


Request to Testers for Release Candidate 3.16.2.0RC1


The AREDN development team has completed significant improvements to the current stable firmware. Several security fixes are now in place.
The changes in this release include:

  • Security vulnerabilities in various OLSR plugins are fixed. Please note that all prior versions of AREDN and BBHN firmware are affected

  • Removal of the OLSR “httpinfo” plugin and the corresponding “OLSR Status” button on the menu. If you need to get the OLSR data, use the OLSR jsoninfo plugin on port 9090

  • Added device protection from bricking if running AirOS 5.6+ when updating to AREDN.  Now you can simply TFTP AirOS back onto the device and downgrade properly before upgrading to AREDN

You can download the 3.16.2.0RC1 firmware here

Please report any issues to the AREDN GitHub and indicate that your issue is on v3.16.2.0
 


​HamRadioNow Interviews AREDN


David W0DHG and Darren AJ6BL interviewed Randy WU2S about the AREDN project.The 90 minute discussion covered the AREDN mission, examples of real-world deployments, how to get started and much more.
See HamRadioNow Episode #141 on YouTube or on the HamRadioNow website.
Please consider subscribing to the YouTube channel and watching all the informative episodes produced by this great team.


Tennessee Public Safety Interoperability Exercise and Conference August 13-16

The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA), the Tennessee Advanced Communications Network (TACN), United States Northern Command (USNORTHCOM), and the Tennessee National Guard are sponsoring the Tennessee Public Safety Interoperability Exercise / Vital Connections 2018 August 13-16, 2018 at the 117th Regimental Training Institute, Building 500, 7th Avenue, Smyrna, TN 37167 

Local AREDN mesh networkers will be present at the upcoming event. This event will host a wide variety of Public Safety and Amateur Radio Communications Support partners. There will be demonstrations of the many features that an AREDN MESH has to offer.  Contact Tom K2KY directly for more information.

For additional information see https://community.apan.org/wg/tnpsie/
 

 

 

Request for Testers for Ubiquiti XW Issues

 

Our need for XW testers is over. Thanks to the dedicated hams who volunteered to help tackle these thorny issues, we have completed most of the solution testing deemed sufficient to give us confidence in the applied fixes. There is still a bit of additional work to do before we announce a new stable release.

​We still need supporting information from our testers to be entered in the Bloodhound bug reporting system so that we can complete the verification. If you have tested the XW fixes, and have not yet updated the Bloodhound tickets with your reports, logs and data files, please do so as soon as possible.

 

The Development Team is currently focused on troubleshooting the Ubiquiti XW issue.  We believe there are likely multiple defects across multiple products which has made this a challenging exercise.

We are looking for testers willing to step out on the edge for us to confirm the existence of these problems across our supported Ubiquiti devices. 

Test Setup

You will want to have two devices in...

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Operational Notes for AREDN™ 3.15.1.0

Before flashing a Ubiquiti device that is running or has been running AirOS version 5.6, please run the AREDN U-Boot Test program below before attempting a firmware load or upgrade.
 
We have developed the following utility to help you determine if your device is compatible, as well as being able to take a BACKUP of your node’s critical partitions
 
Download and run the AREDN U-Boot Test Setup Program.   If the test results in a "GOOD/GOOD" result, then you may proceed to load the appropriate AREDN firmware onto it. 

If the test results are "BAD," then you should do the following:
 

  1. Backup your device partitions using the AREDN U-Boot Test program.
  2. Use the AirOS GUI to downgrade to AirOS v5.5.x. 
  3. Re-run the AREDN U-Boot Test program and look for a "GOOD/GOOD" test.
  4. If "GOOD/GOOD", you can safely use the AirOS GUI install AREDN firmware....
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Tunnel Solution

Thanks to the hard work of Darryl K5DLQ and the Beta Team, we are happy to announce that a new feature allowing tunnels between nodes that do not have RF connections, but do have internet connection, is now available as an add-on to the 3.0.1 BBHN build.  While this feature has been heavily requested by many users, it does have some limitations on the supported hardware in that it will only work on devices  with 8mb flash and 32mb of ram. This means that while all Ubiquiti devices are supported that we can only support WRT54GS v1,v2,v3 from the Linksys side. This feature is expected to make it into mainline in the near future, for now to install this feature requires performing some manual steps. Full install instructions can be found here: https://www.arednmesh.org/content/tunnel-set-0

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