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Release Notes 3.16.1.0b01


The AREDN Project Announces the Release of its Beta Test v3.16.1.0b01

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

  • 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
  • Added support for the Ubiquiti AirRouter HP, a desktop device with an embedded a 5-port Ethernet switch we have preconfigured for WAN, LAN (ports 1-3) and DtD (port 4)
  • Added ability for packages, such as iPerf, to open firewalls ports at the time of installation
  • The distance parameter entry is now mandatory during initial node setup.  Its value can now be entered in either Kilometers or Miles
  • Added transmit data throughput values (TxMbps) for Current Neighbors on the Mesh Status screen
  • Decreased SSID Beacon rate from ~10x to ~2x a second. Providing more RF for data on links with multiple nodes, especially on 900MHz and 2.4GHZ at 5MHz wide channels
  • Added a user-specified time zone and NTP server on the Setup page
  • Completely rewrote the graphical reporting of SNR to show real-time and 2-day trends for each neighbor
  • Added map-based LAT/LON location assistance for nodes with access to the Internet (directly or via a mesh gateway). 
  • Also added optional LAT/LON “push” to a centralized server which allows users to self-publish their nodes to a public AREDN map
  • WIFI Scans are now sortable by column
  • Updated the Help page

The AREDN Project,

  • Conrad, KG6JEI
  • Darryl, K5DLQ
  • Gordon, W2TTT
  • Joe, AE6XE
  • Randy, WU2S
  • Trevor, K7FPV
  • Andre, K6AH

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