qMp endorses the Wireless Battle of the Mesh v11

2018 Battlemesh will be held in Berlin, Germany, from 7th to 13th May - 09/04/2018

The Wireless Battle of the Mesh is an event that aims to bring together people from across the globe to test the performance of different routing protocols for ad-hoc networks, like Babel, B.A.T.M.A.N, BMX6/BMX7, OLSR, and 802.11s and static routing. Of course, new protocols (working on LEDE) are always welcome.

Many developers and community networkers will join the event to hack, test, discuss, explain and learn. If you are interested in dynamic routing protocols or wireless community networks you can't miss this event! The Battlemesh is free of charge and open for all.

This year the event will take place from Monday 7th to Sunday 13th of May 2018 in Berlin, Germany. It is co-located with the Wireless Community Weekend in the Wireless-Meshup event.

The qMp community endorses and supports the Battle of the Mesh v11, and teams with other communities to foster the development of bottom-up community networks.

Many other communities endorse and support the Wireless Battle of The Mesh v11. If you are interested in coming, join the event's Mailing List to stay up to date with the latest news.

Join us now and free the network!

qMp 4.0 Macondo released

Binary files are available for download - 02/01/2018

qMp 4.0 Macondo has just been released. This new version is based on LEDE 17.01.4 Reboot and comes with a great number of changes and improvements.

Changes since the previous stable release (3.2.1)

  • Based on LEDE 17.01.4 Reboot
  • Revamped web interface
  • Image building is performed via the qmp-cooker tool
  • Updated to the latest BMX6 stable version
  • VLANs over wired interfaces are done using 802.1ad - QinQ (read note below)
  • Revamped qMp easy setup page (6355b2c5)
  • Added support for several devices:
    • Generic support for Mikrotik devices
    • Ubiquiti Unifi AP AC Lite
  • 802.11s support is no longer experimental (b4e41b83)
  • Candela Tech's ath10k-ct driver (f3a0068a)
  • Improved support for certain devices (7616eef3)
  • Improved integration with LibreMap (2b9aaba4)
  • Improved management of VLANs on top of bridges (4835bf9d)
  • ...

Bugs fixed since the latest stable release (3.2.1):

  • #434 Missing netperf download file
  • #418 TP-Link_TL-WA7510N not available in images
  • #417 TP-Link_TL-WR841N-v8 file name and content in DEVICES are different (cb3be978)
  • #416 ramips targets do not seem to have the qmp-{tiny,small,big}-node package, only qmp-system in qMp 4.0-rc1
  • #431 Logo is not centered in wait pages (a52959c9)
  • #430 Reconfigure buttons in "Wireless settings" do not really work as expected (37444adf)
  • #429 A wireless device configured as "ignored" by qMp can not be reconfigured again (643e49d0)
  • #427 "Use mesh in all wired devices" (meshall) option in east setup is not saved anywhere in qMp config
  • #426 Device name (device_name) is not saved in easy setup page when in roaming mode (9747951c)
  • #425 Community network name "Raval (Guifibaix)" is wrong
  • #415 qmp-system depends on luci-base (3ed51c64)
  • #414 Non-switched wired network interfaces are shown again on web GUI (c1af65db)
  • #393 Asymetric BMX6 link on ethernet bridge interface (8d26005d)
  • #392 mdns locks qmp_configure_all (916a7b62)
  • #390 annot satisfy the following dependencies for qmp-system during compilation: bwm, ndisc6, rdisc6, ipv6ca
  • #389 Some binary files are compiled as qmp-arch-subarch-device-etc.bin while others as lede-arch-subarch-device-etc.bin
  • #388 Cannot satisfy the following dependencies for qmp-system during compilation: bmx6-topology, luci-i18n-english (64bca744)
  • #387 Cannot satisfy the following dependencies for gwck-qmp during compilation: fping (c8ed23da)
  • #386 File /etc/config/firewall clashes during compilation (06234f8e)
  • #384 Hooks deleted in testing branch

Known issues

  • #435 Images for Alfa Networks NX are not generated
  • #436 "qmpcontrol sysupgrade" only works with *sysupgrade* files

Important note

In order to improve qMp 4.0 uses 802.1ad (QinQ) VLANs on top of wired interfaces, while in previous releases 802.1q VLANs were used. This makes the current release backwards-incompatible with previous ones via cable (compatibility via wireless is unaffected). You can read this blog post for more information.

 

The qMp 4.0 firmware binaries can be found at http://fw.qmp.cat/Releases/4.0. Alternatively, you can compile your own images with your preferred options:

# Clone the qmp-cooker firmware cooker:
git clone -b 4.0 https://dev.qmp.cat/qmp-cooker.git qmp-cooker-4.0
cd qmp-cooker-4.0

# Show qmp-cooker help and usage:
./cooker --help

# Download the packages feeds:
./cooker -f

# List available architecture targets:
./cooker --targets

# Build the qmp-packages for the selected architecture target (e.g. "ar71xx/generic"):
./cooker -b ar71xx/generic

# List available profiles for the selected architecture target (e.g. "ar71xx/generic"):
./cooker --profiles=ar71xx/generic

# Cook the firmware for the selected device profile (e.g. "ubnt-nano-m-xw"):
./cooker -c ar71xx/generic --profile=ubnt-nano-m-xw --flavor=qmp_small

# Find the firmware binary file under the "output" folder:
ls -la output

qMp 4.0 Macondo release candidate 1

First release candidate is available for testing - 03/07/2017

qMp 4.0 Macondo first release candidate (rc1) has just been published. This release candidate is aimed at adventurous users willing to test new features, squash bugs and provide feedback before the final 4.0 release. This new release comes with a number of changes and improvements, is based on LEDE 17.01.2 Reboot, and comes with several new features and improvements.

Changes since the previous stable release (3.2.1)

  • Based on LEDE 17.01.2 Reboot
  • Updated to the latest BMX6 stable version
  • VLANs over wired interfaces are done using 802.1ad - QinQ (read note below)
  • Revamped qMp easy setup page (6355b2c5)
  • Added support for several devices:
    • Generic support for Mikrotik devices
    • Ubiquiti Unifi AP AC Lite
  • 802.11s support is no longer experimental (b4e41b83)
  • Candela Tech's ath10k-ct driver (f3a0068a)
  • Improved support for certain devices (7616eef3)
  • Improved integration with LibreMap (2b9aaba4)
  • Improved management of VLANs on top of bridges (4835bf9d)
  • ...
Bugs fixed since the latest stable release (3.2.1):
  • #414 Non-switched wired network interfaces are shown again on web GUI (c1af65db)
  • #393 Asymetric BMX6 link on ethernet bridge interface (8d26005d)
  • #392 mdns locks qmp_configure_all (916a7b62)
  • #390 annot satisfy the following dependencies for qmp-system during compilation: bwm, ndisc6, rdisc6, ipv6ca
  • #388 Cannot satisfy the following dependencies for qmp-system during compilation: bmx6-topology, luci-i18n-english (64bca744)
  • #387 Cannot satisfy the following dependencies for gwck-qmp during compilation: fping (c8ed23da)
  • #386 File /etc/config/firewall clashes during compilation (06234f8e)
  • #384 Hooks deleted in testing branch

Known issues

  • #416 ramips targets do not seem to have the qmp-{tiny,small,big}-node package, only qmp-system in qMp 4.0-rc1

  • #415 qmp-system depends on luci-base (fixed in 7bac455a)

  • #366 Devices based on the Atheros ar71xx (Atheros) platform containing a switch (e.g. NanoStation M5 XW) can not combine untagged+tagged VLANs on the same port. Therefore, switched cable interfaces can't be used for BMX6 meshing (fixed in 82e4e47c and by using 802.1ad QinQ VLANs)

  • #633 802.1ad (QinQ) VLANs broken since kernel 4.3 in ramips mt7620 (seems to be fixed in current kernel 4.4.74)

Important note

In order to improve qMp 4.0 uses 802.1ad (QinQ) VLANs on top of wired interfaces, while in previous releases 802.1q VLANs were used. This makes the current release backwards-incompatible with previous ones via cable (compatibility via wireless is unaffected). You can read this blog post for more information.

 

The qMp 4.0-rc1 firmware binaries can be found at http://fw.qmp.cat/Releases/4.0-rc1. Alternatively, you can compile your own images with your preferred options:

git clone -b 4.0 https://dev.qmp.cat/qmpfw.git qmpfw-4.0-rc1
cd qmpfw-4.0-rc1
make J=n T=target

where n is the number of parallel threads to use in the compilation (1, 2, ..., 8...) and targets is the name of the device target to build the image (list them by issuing the command make list_targets).

qMp endorses the Wireless Battle of the Mesh v10

2017 Battlemesh will be held in Vienna, Austria, from 5th to 1th June - 08/03/2017

The Wireless Battle of the Mesh is an event that aims to bring together people from across the globe to test the performance of different routing protocols for ad-hoc networks, like Babel, B.A.T.M.A.N, BMX6/BMX7, OLSR, and 802.11s and static routing. Of course, new protocols (working on LEDE) are always welcome.

Many developers and community networkers will join the event to hack, test, discuss, explain and learn. If you are interested in dynamic routing protocols or wireless community networks you can't miss this event! The Battlemesh is free of charge and open for all.

This year the event will take place from Monday 5st to Sunday 11th of June 2017 in Vienna, Austria. It is organized locally by FunkFeuer Wien, Vienna's community wireless network.

The qMp community endorses and supports the Battle of the Mesh v10, and teams with other communities to foster the development of bottom-up community networks.

Many other communities endorse and support the Wireless Battle of The Mesh v10. If you are interested in coming, join the event's Mailing List to stay up to date with the latest news.

Join us now and free the network!