Recycle the spectrum of your neighboors
6mesh is a tiny linux distribution dedicated for building an IPv4/IPv6 802.11b AODV router (floppy, CFlash, cdrom, small-HD, etc...) for different platforms (wl11000SA-N, soekris, itx, openbrick, x86, samsung-uclinux, etc...).
- Based on LinuxAP, busybox-unstable, hostap, etc... [Get the Sources]
- Classical Access Point features (requires prism2 chipset card)
- Mesh network via Kernel-AODV-ipv4 (requires a linux supported chipset)
- IPv6 support (encapsulated in ipv4)
- IPv6 tools: route6, ping6, radvd, etc...
- Compressed gzipped modules (busybox patch)
- Easy configuration via light web-interface
- Other wireless cards modules:
- Orinoco: orinoco_cs, orinoco_plx, orinoco_pci
- Prism2: hostap_cs, hostap_plx, hostap_pci
- Configure via 'make menuconfig'
- Web interface for configuring aodv, ipv6 and radvd
A mailing-list is dedicated to the development of the project here.
The first release will be soon available (expect on the 10 aug 03)
Type the following commands to
- Get the latest version:
- Submit patches:
- Get the current Bzip2 snapshot:
Other Access Points
It's quite difficult right know to find an access point with Linux built-in. I think that those boards are quite hackable to put LinuxAP on it:
About Mesh Networks
A Mesh network is a collection of
autonomous nodes or terminals that communicate with each other by forming a
multihop radio network and maintaining connectivity in a decentralized manner.
Since the nodes communicate over wireless links, they have to contend with the
effects of radio communication, such as noise, fading, and interference. In
addition, the links typically have less bandwidth than in a wired network.
Each node in a wireless ad hoc network functions as both a host and a router,
and the control of the network is distributed among the nodes. The network
topology is in general dynamic, because the connectivity among the nodes may
vary with time due to node departures, new node arrivals, and the possibility
of having mobile nodes.
[Credits: Wireless Ad Hoc Networks Project]
Sourceforge.net for hosting; Keith Smith for his beautiful work on LinuxAP