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Development Code Branch Now Available


Last year AREDN moved away from a formal set of beta test scripts and dedicated testers to a more agile beta general-release model.  Users were eager to get their hands on features they requested months earlier and help us test in preparation for a production release.   While we have been happy with the results, we have noticed that features that take a long time to develop only see the light of day months after development.  We have no easy way to learn from them before beta release.  Today, this is changing.
 
We are going to give anyone who wants it, access to the AREDN development branch builds, which includes the latest features we are developing… even before we are done with them!
 
We have been criticized by some for putting out too many releases.  Our philosophy, which does differ from some other organizations, is very much aligned to the vast majority of open source projects in the industry.  We are completely committed to following this successful model. It is an approach that is more suitable to our nature characterized by: dynamic requirements, a small number of developers, a culture that readily responds to change, and a user community of hams comprised of a highly technical subset who are mature enough to distinguish bleeding-edge from production-ready software.
 
AREDN uses a continuous integration build server (Jenkins)...
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Updated date: Monday, August 8, 2016 - 17:10


The AREDN™ Project announces its release of version 3.16.1.0 firmware

This release focuses primarily on improving data rates and node manageability. The following changes have been made from our previous, v3.15.1.0, production release:
Data Rate Increase

  • 802.11n has been added to the RF protocol.  This improves the maximum data rate capability from 54 Mbps to 130 Mbps and allows AREDN nodes to take advantage of the Ubiquiti MIMO (concurrent data channels in both the vertical and horizontal polarization domains), although proportional data rate increases can also be achieved on non-MIMO devices

New Device Support

  • Added support for the Ubiquiti AirRouter and AirRouter HP.  These are desktop devices with an embedded a 5-port Ethernet switch we have preconfigured for WAN, LAN (ports 1-3) and DtD (port 4)

Upgradability

  • The distance parameter entry is now mandatory during initial node setup.  Its value can now be entered in either Kilometers or Miles.  Testing has proven that data throughput is highly responsive to correctly setting this parameter
  • Increased the upload-timeout for pushing firmware upgrades to remote nodes over marginal paths
  • Added the ability for packages, such as iPerf, to open firewalls ports at the time of installation

Node/Network Manageability

  • Added transmit...
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Updated date: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 22:00

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​AREDN at Ham-Com KG6JEI Presentation Video

A video of the presentation given by Conrad KG6JEI titled AREDN: The successor and future of BBHN at Ham-Com 2016 in Irving, Texas is available on the Internet. It was produced by Jason KC5HWB and is available on his website Hamradio 2.0 Live from the Hamshack. Jason did an excellent job of recording the talk. He also offers his personal impression of the evolution of mesh networking in the introduction. There are many other entertaining podcasts, now numbering 47,  on Jason's website.

The presentation slide deck will be available shortly in the Archive section of Ham-com 2016.

The AREDN team would like to thank the organizers of Ham-Com 2016 for putting on a first-rate convention. The staff were always eager to help and always delivered quickly. The Irving Convention Center is a great place to hold a large gathering - bright, clean and easy to get around. Most of all, we went home with fond memories of the hundreds of friendly...

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HTML Map Contest Winner

Thank you to all who participated and voted in our first contest. You selected the winner and he is Steve KE6SCS. Congratulations!
The AREDN project will send Steve's prizes shortly.
Look for another contest in the future.

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