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AREDN highly recommends upgrading to AREDN security release v3.21.4.0
For more information see the Latest Docs page

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AREDN® Overview on YouTube

Steve AB7PA just released a YouTube video that he produced to explain the basics of establishing an AREDN mesh network. In just over 17 minutes, Steve answers all the questions you might have if you are new to mesh networking. Take a look at Steve's video here.

Updated date: Saturday, October 31, 2020 - 11:39

 

AREDN® Release Notes v3.20.3.1 – Preliminary 9 July 2020


The AREDN® team is pleased to announce the general availability of the latest stable release of AREDN firmware. We now fully support 70+ devices from four manufacturers. This diversity of supported equipment enables hams to choose the right gear for a given situation and budget.

Here is a summary of the significant changes since 3.20.3.0 was release:

  • Migrate all remaining TP-Link models to ath79 target
  • Fix CPE510 v3 image not installing
  • Fix Ethernet port to fully conform with AREDN expected usage on NanoStation M5 XW
  • Added ability to change and revert firmware and package download paths
  • Added target type info (ar71xx/ath79) to admin page
  • Fix issue with the map on the setup page PR #501
  • Added "aredn alerts" feature in header
  • Fix firewall blocking traffic when using tunnel PR #524
  • Added support for Mikrotik r2 hardware
  • Bump to OpenWRT 19.07.3 https://openwrt.org/releases/19.07/notes-19.07.3
  • Use "mode ether" for tunnel links reducing ETX to 0.1
  • Change default map tile server url away from MapBox PR #527
  • Allow ping from WAN to node
     

Please refer to https://github.com/aredn/aredn_ar71xx/issues for a list of...

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Updated date: Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 19:19

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AREDN endorses Battlemesh v12

AREDN supports this year’s “Wireless Battle of the Mesh – Building Community Networks for Fun and Non-Profit”.

AREDN software uses OLSRv1 protocol for managing IP routing.   The AREDN development team closely watches the improvements made by participants in the Battlemesh events. We plan to use these enhancements in future AREDN releases as the mobile adhoc mesh routing protocols evolve.

This year’s Battlemesh event will take place in Saint-Denis (Paris), France from Monday to Sunday, July 8 through July 14, 2019. The location is at a 5 to10 minute  walk from the Saint-Denis railway station on the Train H (faster) or RER D, both easily accessible from the center of Paris. Make sure to buy a ticket for zone 3. The street address is  Le 6B, 6-10 quai de Seine, 93200 Saint-Denis, France.

The event itself is free of charge and open for all!

Battlemesh brings people together from around the globe who are interested in wireless mesh networks, community networks and DIY Internet access providers.  The organizers envision 7 days full...

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Hamvention 2019 Mini Classes


Booth # 1001

 

We plan to conduct a series of mini classes in our booth #1001 at Hamvention at the Greene County Fairgrounds in Xenia, Ohio, May 17-19.

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 17
10:00 – Voice over IP
11:00 – Using Streaming Video Cameras
13:00 – Getting Started with AREDN
14:00 – Network Planning
15:00 – Voice over IP
16:00 – Installing AREDN on a Mikrotik hAP AC Lite

Saturday, May 18
10:00 – Getting Started with AREDN
11:00 – Basic Setup on a AREDN Node
12:00 – Linking radio systems using the AREDN network
13:50 – FORUM PRESENTATION
              Forum Room 2

15:30 – Basic Setup of an AREDN Node
16:15 – Voice over IP

Sunday, May 19
10:00 – Network Planning
11:00 – Getting Started with AREDN

Additional classes may...

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Hurricane Season Approaches

It is US National Hurricane Preparedness Week! Are you prepared for this year’s hurricane season? Are you ready to assist others by providing high-speed communications when the commercial facilities are not available?

As a 2019 Call for Code Program Supporter, the AREDN team asks you to watch how Call for Code 2018 winner Project Owl piloted their mesh network solution to help communities in Puerto Rico https://ibm.co/2UUv1Ge 

We plan to host a discussion on deploying an AREDN mesh network in Puerto Rico during Hamvention in our booth #1001. Please join us and contribute your ideas.

There is another way to help in creating a cleaner, safer and healthier environment for the worst hit communities and a chance to win $200,000 USD. Enter the 2019 Call for Code challenge https://ibm.co/2DINsrC


AREDN Supports Call for Code 2019

Do you want to help improve disaster communications?
Do you want to use your AREDN network as a foundation for solutions to improve disaster relief efforts?
Do you develop computer applications and want to help improve disaster communications? AREDN asks you to make a difference with your code.  

AREDN is a 2019 Call for Code Program Supporter. Join Call for Code in building solutions to improve disaster relief efforts and a chance to win $200,000

This year's Call for Code program decided to add an emphasis on healthcare needs in the lead up to and aftermath of natural disasters. The program's Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Daniel Krook writes "Specifically, we’re calling on developers to create solutions that address the following aspects of healthcare:

  • Food and water safety
  • Medical supply distribution
  • Tracking and halting disease epidemics
  • Access to medical health records
  • Mental health
  • Serving vulnerable populations

We based our healthcare...

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Using AREDN Documentation

It is now easier than ever to read and save the AREDN documentation you need.
To find it, go to the blue main menu bar on the AREDNmesh home page and hover your cursor over the third item DOCS.
When the dropdown menu appears, move your cursor over the first item -- ONLINE DOCS -- and click it using the left mouse button.
A new page will appear [https://arednmesh.readthedocs.io/en/latest/] with the latest set of published documents.
At the bottom left of the page, at the bottom of the Table of Contents column, you will see Read the Docs    v:latest ⯆ 

Read the Docs menu dropdown in Table of Contents

The v:latest ⯆ indicates that you are viewing the latest version of the documents and the symbol tells you there is a dropdown menu where you can select more choices....

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Ham Radio Presentations at SCALE 17X on YouTube


The ham radio presentations from the SCALE 17X conference are now available on YouTube.

The presentations are:
1. Orv Beach, W6BI will detail that growth with emphasis on Southern California, with metrics, maps and graphs.  He'll also cover some of the more significant network events, including the ability to stream video of recent brush fires from networked mountaintop webcams to YouTube.

2. Paul Wilkinson, K6IG talks about “Raspberry Pi + HAM Radio = Inexpensive repeater system”. With little effort a very powerful HAM repeater can be made with a Raspberry Pi, two HAM radios, and an internet connection. Some additional, yet inexpensive, hardware is required.

3. Ben Kuo, AI6YR presents “Linux, Raspberry PI, RTLSDR, LAME, and Open Source: A Recipe For Responding To Natural Disasters”. He covers both the why's and how's of putting together your own Raspberry Pi-based, open source system to help your own local community tap into the power of the crowdsourcing and social media emergency management.
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