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Comment: updated node with batman-adv, a layer2 mesh protocol
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Comment: updated firmware to r34240
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 * 2012-11-19: Flashed new firmware, r34240 with customized images --RussellSenior

Node name: NodeBluebird
Live Date: October 4, 2003 (from its entry in NetworkAddressAllocations)
Sponsor: Brian Jamison
Contact: RussellSenior <russell AT personaltelco DOT net>

6618 SE 58th
Portland, OR


  • 2x Accton MR3201A (PTP)
    • one configured as a gateway with batman-adv
    • another configured as a batman-adv mesh node
  • An outdoor open-mesh style enclosure (PTP)
  • An open-mesh style PoE injector/splitter pair (PTP)
  • A patch antenna (BrianJamison)

Software Installed

Network Configuration

  • Gateway device:
    • Hostname: chirp
    • Channel: 1
    • ESSID: www.personaltelco.net/gw
    • BSSID: 00:12:cf:83:73:c7
    • PTPaddr:
  • Repeater device:
    • Hostname: s0ap1
    • Channel: 1
    • ESSID: www.personaltelco.net
    • BSSID: 06:12:cf:89:93:ce (or 00:12:cf:89:93:ce)
    • PTPaddr:

Installers / Organizers

Maintenance and System Log

  • 2012-11-19: Flashed new firmware, r34240 with customized images --RussellSenior

  • 2011-05-26: Flashed new firmware using batman-adv for inter-nodal communications rather than WDS, otherwise should function as before. --RussellSenior

  • 2010-10-15: New node gear plugged in. Additional work of mounting the repeater to the wall is pending. For now, the enclosure is ziptied to an iron railing. Brian indicated he would return with appropriate mounting equipment this weekend (or soon anyway). PTP supplied a 6-foot length of outdoor cat5.
  • 2003-10-04: Original node claimed its address allocation on NetworkAddressAllocations


  • In order to implement the WDS link, substantial deviations were made to the normal AcctonCab configurations. Ask RussellSenior for details. Note also, the two devices are *NOT* interchangable. Each one is configured for its particular role.


NodeBluebird (last edited 2012-11-19 05:37:18 by RussellSenior)