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Standardized NanoStation XM Ethernet port configuration

Monday, December 3, 2018 - 15:51


Standardized NanoStation XM Ethernet port configuration


The NanoStation XM devices now have fully functional ports - both main and secondary.   This capability will be in Dec 3, 2018 nightly build.   The behavior is now same as NanoStation XW devices.   POE Passthough is also functional.   

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AREDN Documentation Repository

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 19:28


AREDN Documentation Repository

Thanks to a great suggestion and some content from Steve KC0EUW, we now have an AREDN document repository on GitHub.

If you just want to read what is in the library, you can view the docs on ReadTheDocs.io at ...

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Installing AREDN on Mikrotik using Windows

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 10:37


Installing AREDN on Mikrotik using Windows


The new Mikrotik devices supported by AREDN are great, but the installation procedure for loading AREDN firmware on them using a Linux computer has been intimidating to many in our community.

There is no reason to fear any longer.

Ray KK6RAY (formerly KM6WUH) devised a procedure to install AREDN firmware...

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hAP ac lite 5GHz LAN Access Point

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 13:39


hAP ac lite 5GHz LAN Access Point


Joe AE6XE reports that the  Nightly Build available on Nov 28, 2018 will now include capability to use both wireless cards in the hAP ac lite device.  The 2GHz is the Mesh RF and now the 5GHz is a standard part 15 Access Point bridged with the LAN network.   This means that LAN mesh devices can be both on wifi and...
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Improved Capability on XW Device Ports

Thursday, November 22, 2018 - 09:37


Improved Capability on XW Device Ports

 

Full functionality of both ports on Nanostation M2 and M5 XW units is now available.

Joe AE6XE found a way to remove the limitations noted in the forum thread.   Both Ethernet ports on the Nanostation M2/M5 devices are...

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Southern California Fires 2018

Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 12:23

 


California Hams Provide Fire Videos


Local amateur radio operators are responding to the recent and ongoing fires in California in many ways. Several of these hams have built a high-speed multimedia AREDN mesh network which was used to deliver live streaming video of the fires in progress.

In Ventura County, Orv Breach W6BI, Paul Straus WD6EBY and...

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Support AREDN with Amazon Purchases

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 10:18


Support AREDN with Amazon Purchases

Thinking of buying new AREDN mesh gear? You can now support the project with your Amazon purchases.

Amazon Smile

 

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Ham Radio 2.0 Episode 159

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 10:14


Ham Radio 2.0 Interviews AREDN Developers

Jason KC5HWB continues to produce a great series of ham radio videos on YouTube. In Episode 159, Jason interviews Joe AE6XE and Darryl K5DLQ from the AREDN development team. They describe the many improvements in the latest AREDN release version 3.18.9.0 and talk about the...

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AREDN 3.16.2.0 Release Notes

Saturday, September 1, 2018 - 18:39


​AREDN 3.16.2.0 Release Notes


The AREDN Development team has incorporated significant security improvements and fixes to sustain the 3.16.x.x release line. 
The changes in the 3.16.2.0 release addresses: 

  • OLSR security vulnerabilities.  Mesh nodes were prone to attack or unintended consequences through access to OLSR information plugins on ports...

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Installation Instructions for Mikrotik Devices

Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 21:21


Installation Instructions for Mikrotik Devices


Download the Mikrotik .bin and the .elf file from downloads.arednmesh.org location:

  •  elf  :  this is the image to boot the mikrotik device with.  It only uses RAM on the device (which is lost with a power cycle and still boots...
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Request to Testers for Release Candidate 3.16.2.0RC1

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 10:13


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...

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HamRadioNow Intreviews AREDN

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 09:55


​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...

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Tennessee Public Safety Interoperability Exercise 2018

Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 07:51


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...

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AREDN Offline Map Submit Tool Updated

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 19:11


​AREDN Offline Map Submit Tool Updated

 

Darryl K5DLQ developed a command line tool that allows operators to submit nodes to the AREDN map without requiring the node itself to have internet access (direct or via Mesh Gateway).
It has been updated so that OMS.exe version 0.9 updated to point to arednmesh.org
This application runs on Windows.

To...

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Nightly Builds Menu

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 11:37


Nightly Builds Are Easier to Find

We have added a menu item under Software for the Nightly Builds The should make it easier to find the latest AREDN firmware.

Remember that these versions may have instabilities or bugs.
Our progress depends on community feedback, so please report all your results...

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Map and Firmware Download Links Updated

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 21:47


Map and Firmware Download Links Updated


We have updated the Map display page with a link to show the node location data we have on file.  Click HERE to view the live map (in a new tab/window)  

The Downloads page is updated with a link to get the AREDN firmware. ...

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Hamvention 2018 Initial Report

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 08:56


​Hamvention 2018 Initial Report


This brief note is just to let youknow that all of us in the AREDN booth had a great time meeting hundreds of people in Xenia, Ohio. I am still a bit tired after al the activity, dismantling the booth, packimg the gearand driving 10hours back to New Jersey. So please be patient and I will have a fuller recap of our activities there soon....

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Hamvention 2018 classes

Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 14:53



​Hamvention 2018 Mini Classes


Booth # 1001 in Building 1 at the Greene County Fairgrounds in Xenia, Ohio


This is the tentative schedule of mini classes we will conduct in Booth #1001 at the Dayton (Xenia) Ohio Hamvention. Each class is about 15 minutes long. Since there is limited space available, we will conduct additional...

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Hamvention 2018

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 13:59


​Hamvention 2018


The AREDN Project and the Miami Valley Mesh Alliance will have a large presence at Hamvention 2018. We will be in booth 1001 in Building 1 at the Greene County Fairgrounds near Xenia, Ohio. The dates are Friday, Saturday and Sunday May 18, 19 and 20, 2018.

We will be conducting several demonstrations and answer all your questions about how...

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Utah Digital Communications Conference on March 24

Friday, March 16, 2018 - 09:14

Utah Digital Communications Conference on March 24

David KF7MCF reports that the 2nd Annual Utah Digital Communications Conference is just a week away on March 24th!
We have an amazing lineup of presenters that will give you a great jumpstart on operating amateur radio.

Topics will include:

  • Working Ham Radio Satellites
  • ​HF Digital and getting...
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DMR over MESH Forum from Cowtown Hamfest

Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 10:20


​DMR over MESH Forum from Cowtown Hamfest, 2018

From the Cowtown Hamfest, KD5RXT shows us how to connect DMR hotspots together over a MESH network, using either AREDN or BBHN.  AREDN is one of my show sponsors, and I am happy to support them.  This is a cool idea on how to setup an inter-op network to use DMR if you have to setup in...

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AREDN at Southern California Linux Expo in March

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 21:39


​AREDN at Southern California Linux Expo in March


The 16th annual Southern California Linux Expo – will take place on March. 8-11, 2018, at the Pasadena Convention Center. Sunday, March 11 will be a day to showcase amateur radio. Remember that Daylight Saving Time starts on that day, so make sure your clocks...

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Reminder AREDN Has Implemented TLS on Website

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 21:34


Reminder - AREDN Has Implemented TLS on Website


The AREDN Project has enabled mandatory use of transport layer security (TLS) on the AREDNMESH.org website starting today Saturday, September 23, 2017.  TLS is an encryption technology that obscures the meaning of the website traffic to 3rd parties. We are doing this to better serve our community and to avoid being labeled...

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​AREDN Team at HAMCON 2017

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 20:35


​AREDN Team at HAMCON 2017


The AREDN team will be participating in the HAMCON 2017 / ARRL Southwestern Division Conference at the Torrance Marriott Redondo Beach Hotel in Torrance, California on September 15 - 17, 2017.

Andre, K6AH, will be present two sessions on the AREDN project on Saturday September 16. Andre’s talk is titled The AREDN Project: The...

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AREDN Will Implement TLS on Website

Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 18:07


​AREDN Will Implement TLS on Website


The AREDN Project plans to enable mandatory use of transport layer security (TLS) on the AREDNMesh.org website starting Wednesday, September 13.  TLS is an encryption technology that obscures the meaning of the website traffic to 3rd parties. We are doing this to better serve our community and to avoid being labeled a potentially...

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Archive of Release and Operational Notes

Saturday, July 8, 2017 - 18:10


Archive of Release and Operational Notes

There are archives of the AREDN™ software Release Notes and Operational Notes as separate menu items under the Docs dropdown on the main menu bar. This should make it easier to find the important notes about each software version.



Linux in the Ham Shack Episode 193

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 17:22


Linux in the Ham Shack Episode 193: All About AREDN

The LHS crew - Russ K5TUX and Bill NE4RD - conduct an interview with AREDN team member Joe AE6XE. He describes the large scale deployment of a network in Southern Califorinia and its support of emergency responders. Joe also talks about the hardware and software he helped to develop to make this possible.
Listen to the...

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K6AH Wins the June 2017 QST Cover Plaque Award

Monday, June 19, 2017 - 11:08


​K6AH Wins the June 2017 QST Cover Plaque Award

The ARRL announced today that the winning article for the June 2017 QST Cover Plaque award is “AREDN — A High-Speed Data Network" by Andre Hansen, K6AH.

The QST Cover Plaque Award -- given to the author or authors of the most popular article in each issue -- is determined by a vote of ARRL members on the...

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Videographers Wanted

Friday, June 9, 2017 - 21:55


​Video Recordings Wanted

We are starting to collect video recordings of AREDN networking activities for use in education and promotions. If you have experience in creating quality videos of people working outdoors, and are interested in helping us tell the story, please contact Randy WU2S by email to wu2s at aredn.org

The video segments we want can be as short as...

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Photo Galleries New Feature

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 21:39


New Website Feature - Photo Galleries


We had a lot of fun at Hamvention 2017 and wanted to share some photos of the event with you. As the AREDN project team attends more events and gets to meet you in person, we will add more galleries.
Look for the Photo Galleries on the Main Menu bar under About Us



K6AH Hamvention Forum Presentation on HamRadio 2.0

Monday, May 29, 2017 - 10:04


​K6AH Hamvention Forum Presentation on HamRadio 2.0

Jason KC5HWB just published his video recording of Andre's Hamvention presentation Building a High-Speed AuxComm Data Network. Go to Jason's YouTube channel HamRadio2,0 to view the session. Make sure to give it a "thumbs up" if you like it and subscribe to the channel...

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Hamvention 2017 Photos

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 16:32


​Hamvention 2017 Photos


We have posted a photo album on the AREDN Facebook page.
The only regret is that we could only capture a small fraction of the fun we had and just a few of the great people we met.



Presentations Are Now Available

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 14:09


Presentations Are Now Available

​A collection of presentations by and about the AREDN™ Project is available on a new sub-menu link to the Presentations Archive Page. 
To get there, select DOCS from the main menu bar, then PRESENTATIONS from the dropdown list.
Please watch for the video of Andre K6AH's Hamvention 2017 presentation to be published soon on Jason...

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Hamvention 2017 Days 2 and 3

Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 17:58


​Hamvention 2017 Days 2 and 3


You know life is good when you go to bed tired and happy with what was accomplished that day and wake up full of energy ready to do it again. That is the way I have felt the past several days.

Saturday is the big day at Hamvention in terms of crowds and presentations. The Miami Valley Mesh Alliance and AREDN booth saw its share...

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Hamvention 2017 Day 1

Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 06:42


​Hamvention 2017 Day 1

What an amazing, delightful and thoroughly exhausting day it has been!

The new location at the Greene County Fairgrounds is great, and while I am sure there will be a number of things that need to be improved for next year, overall this site is a winner for Hamvention. DARA and the hundreds (thousands?) of volunteers who worked to make this...

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AREDN in June 2017 QST

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 12:31


​AREDN in June 2017 QST

AREDN – A High-Speed Data Network by Andre Hansen, K6AH appears in the June 2017 edition of QST.  The article is a thorough discussion of a high-speed multimedia network for public service applications.

Andre describes the features and functions of this innovative open-source effort. The AREDN project repurposes commercial microwave...

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Hamvention 2017 Mini Classes

Friday, May 5, 2017 - 14:39


​Hamvention 2017 Mini Classes

Booth # 1001


This is the schedule of mini classes we will conduct in Booth #1001 at Hamvention. Each class is about 15 minutes long. Since there is limited space available, we will conduct additional sessions if the demand warrants them. Please check our booth for schedule updates.

Friday, May...

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Hamvention 2017 Mesh Network Forum

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 21:51


Hamvention 2017 Mesh Network Forum

Saturday, May 20, 2017
Forum Room 2 at 1:30 pm


Moderator:  Bill Curtice, WA8APB, Miami Valley Mesh Alliance (MVMA)

Hams around the world are now building radio-based high speed digital mesh networks across their cities using microwave technologies and low cost commercial hardware adapted for Amateur Radio...

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Hamvention 2017

Friday, March 17, 2017 - 13:03

 

​Hamvention 2017


The AREDN Project and the Miami Valley Mesh Alliance will have a large presence at Hamvention 2017. We will be in booth 1001 in Building 1 at the Greene County Fairgrounds near Xenia, Ohio. The dates are May 19, 20 and 21, 2017.

We are planning to conduct several demonstrations and answer all your questions about how mesh networking can aid...

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West Central Florida TechCon 2017

Sunday, February 19, 2017 - 15:46


West Central Florida TechCon 2017

 

The AREDN team will be present at the 3rd annual West Central Florida TechCon in Sarasota, FL on Saturday, February 25, 2017. Randy Smith, WU2S will present an overview of AREDN mesh networking at 11:00 am in the Sarasota County Red Cross headquarters building. Randy will describe how a high-speed data can support your emergency...

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Yuma Hamfest 2017

Sunday, February 12, 2017 - 12:25


Yuma Hamfest 2017


Andre K6AH from the AREDN team will conduct a seminar on Saturday, February 18  at 10:20  on the effort to federate independent AREDN networks across California.

Conrad KG6JEI from the AREDN team and his friends of the Amateur Radio Tower Trailer Team will also be present. Mesh will again be apart of the demo operations planned from the...

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AREDN at Orlando Hamcation 2017

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 20:33


​AREDN at Orlando Hamcation 2017

 

Sorry, but our presentation at Hamcation is canceled.

Well, actually the Thursday flight to Orlando got canceled due to the imminent snow storm and the first available seat was on a Saturday evening flight! However, if you are in the Sarasota area on February 25, Randy will be presenting at the ARRL...

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AREDN on Ham Radio 360

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 09:38


AREDN on Ham Radio 360 Podcast


​Cale Nelson K4CDN reports that mesh networking has been one of those things that he wanted to learn about.  Join Cale as he learns about mesh networking over ham radio with Randy (WU2S) and Darryl (K5DLQ) in this latest installment of the Ham Radio 360 Podcast.

Listen to the...

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Private Messaging Available

Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 11:04


Private Messaging Available


Are you a bit reluctant to put your email address in a Forum post? Or do you just want to save a bit of time when contacting an AREDN community member directly?

Well, you are in luck! There is a very easy way to use the messaging feature of the AREDN website.

You can also just click on the poster's callsign in a...
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AREDN at the 2016 NYC Marathon

Sunday, November 27, 2016 - 11:37


AREDN at the 2016 NYC Marathon


The New York City – Tata Consultancy Services (NYC TCS) Marathon is a hugely visible annual event. This early November road race draws runners from around the world. A record 51,388 finishers crossed the finish line on Sunday, November 6, 2016, making it the largest marathon in the world in history.

More than one million...

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Search results change

Sunday, October 30, 2016 - 19:47


Search results improvement

The results you will see from a search have changed. By default, search results are now grouped by the type of source page. This means that all results from Forum Topics are grouped together separately from search results from Knowledge Base, How To, News, Announcements and other page types.

Additionally, the source forum is indicated so...

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AREDN Presentation at IARU Region 2 Emergency Communications Workshop

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 09:12


AREDN Presentation at IARU Region 2 Emergency Communications Workshop

Andre Hansen, K6AH, gave a presentation today to the IARU Region 2 Emergency Communications Workshop in Viña del Mar, Chile. He introduced the technology and the work of the AREDN Project software development team and described techniques for deploying AREDN in support of AUXCOM.

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Request for Testers for Ubiquiti XW Issues

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 21:50

 

 

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...

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TAPR 2016

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - 10:50


​AREDN Team to Attend TAPR 2016

The AREDN team will be attending the 35th Annual ARRL and TAPR Digital Communications Conference on September 16-18, 2016, St Petersburg, FL.

Our very own, Andre, K6AH, will be presenting an update on the AREDN project at 1:00 pm on Friday September 16. His paper builds on an AREDN paper published in the proceedings of the ARRL and...

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AREDN Map

Saturday, September 3, 2016 - 15:47


​AREDN Map Now on Home Page

A map of the currently known AREDN nodes is available under the Map menu item on the main menu bar. You can also download KML files of the node location to use with Google Earth.

The collection of How-To articles is now found as a sub-menu under the Docs menu item on the main menu bar.

Please consider...

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AREDN at Ham-Com KG6JEI Presentation Video

Friday, June 24, 2016 - 16:08


​AREDN at Ham-Com KG6JEI Presentation Video

A video of the presentation given by Conrad KG6JEI titled AREDN: The successor and future of BBHN at Ham-Com 2016 in Irving, Texas is available on the Internet. It was produced by Jason KC5HWB and is available on his website...

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HTML Map Contest Winner

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 08:12


HTML Map Contest Winner

Thank you to all who participated and voted in our first contest. You selected the winner and he is Steve KE6SCS. Congratulations!
The AREDN project will send Steve's prizes shortly.
Look for another contest in the future.



AREDN Team at Ham-Com 2016

Friday, June 3, 2016 - 16:37


​AREDN Team at Ham-Com 2016

The AREDN team will be present at Ham-Com 2016 in Irving, Texas on June 10 and 11. 

At 12:00 noon on Friday in room 4, Conrad KG6JEI will present an overview of the Amateur Radio Emergency Data Network project and how it can help you meet the growing need to  transmit large amounts of data efficiently over Amateur Radio. The talk will be...

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Operational Notes for AREDN™ 3.15.1.0

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 21:41

 

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...

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Operational Notes for AREDN™ 3.0.2

Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 18:09

 

Operational Notes for AREDN™ 3.0.2

 

Inter-mesh Tunneling

VTUN can be real useful in connecting mesh islands across non-mesh networks, such as the Internet or other private IP networks.

For instructions on setup and configuration, see the article on AREDNMesh.org

Additional things to remember when using tunnels:

  • ...
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Release Notes for AREDN™ 3.0.2

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 17:12

 

Release Notes for AREDN™ 3.0.2

This release is primarily an AREDN™ rebranding of BBHN 3.0.1.

Changes in this Release from BBHN 3.0.1

  • Header and footer added to the GUI screens with branding of AREDN™ logo and color scheme
  • Default SSID is now "AREDN".  Change to "BroadbandHamnet" if BBHN compatibilty is required
  • ...
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Tunnel Solution

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 21:31

 

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...

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3.0.1 Released

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 17:06

 

3.0.1 Released

Today I am happy to announce the 4th stable release of BBHN in the past year. 3.0.1 is available for immediate download and consists primarily of bug fixes. I am also happy to announce at the same time that the bugs that are fixed in this build have allowed for the final development of a tunnel solution for extending node networks when no RF path exists....

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3.0.1rc1 Released

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 17:05

 

3.0.1rc1 Released

3.0.1 Release Candidate 1 (3.0.1rc1) is now available. Changes in this version compared to 3.0.1b01 is the addition of a new watchdog script that we believe will solve the reboot count issue on nodes (apparent false triggers of the OLSRD Watchdog) and some overdue legal work in the backend adding the GPLv3 License header to appropriate files. Should this...

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3.0.1rc2 Released

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 17:05

 

3.0.1rc2 Released

3.0.1 Release Candidate 2 (3.0.1rc2) is now available. Changes in this version compared to 3.0.1rc1 is a fix on a regression of BBHN->ticket:74 on LInksys devices that broke package downloads. Ubiquiti build is the same as 3.0.1rc1.

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