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VE3EAD
Two nodes at home

Hello! I'm a newby, please be patient with me!
I want to create a cluster in London, ON and I want to install the first AREDN mesh network station. Some people in my RC tried before a few years ago. I want to re-inspire that hams. And some new hams are interested. I have two nodes already flashed with AREDN software, one is the Ubiquiti NanoStation Loco M5 and the other is the tp-link CPE210. To complete the station I need a router and I'm thinking in the Mikrotik hap but I ready to hear about cheaper options. My idea is to have both frequencies available for early tests with old 2.4 ubiquiti hardware.
And I need help on how to tunnel my two nodes if that is possible.
Finally, I want to access the station via a Raspberry Pi.
Any comment will be appreciated.
Jorge VE3EAD 
 

nc8q
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I want to build a Wi-Fi network using AREDN firmware.

Hi, Jorge:

Replace 'cluster' with 'Amateur Radio network'?
RC = Radio Club ?
"how to tunnel my two nodes" -> DtD link my two nodes.
"To complete the station I need a router and I'm thinking in the Mikrotik hap but I ready to hear about cheaper options."

You want a router and the Mikrotik hAP is an excellent choice for an indoor router providing 1xWAN, 3xLAN, and 1xDtD ports.
However, the hAP alone can only DtD link with 1 radio and you have two radios.

Option 1 with adding a Mikrotik hAP and a simple ethernet switch:
hAP; port-1/WAN to home internet, port 2 or 3 or 4 LAN to computer (RPi or ?), port 5 to simple switch.
The 2 radio's POE injector's LAN ports go to the simple switch.

Option 2 with adding an 802.1Q VLAN switch (Netgear GS-105E, GS-108E).
https://www.arednmesh.org/content/network-switch-configuration-files

Others will likely offer more options.

73, Chuck

 

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