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AREDN highly recommends upgrading to AREDN security release v3.16.1.1
For more information: http://www.aredn.org/content/release-notes-aredn-v31611
 

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HTML Map Contest


Hi AREDN Meshers!

The AREDN Team is looking for a few good men (and ladies)!  The new mapping feature that is in 3.16.1.0 needs your help.
As some of you have seen, we have a good, workable KML map file.  We would like to hold a contest to use that KML to create the best HTML based map that we can host on the www.aredn.org website.

CHALLENGE:
To create an HTML embedded map that utilizes the AREDN kml files that can be hosted on www.aredn.org.

SKILLS REQUIRED:
Front-end web development: Javascript, CSS, etc.

AREDN PROVIDED SERVICES/FILES:

REQUIREMENTS:
Your map should include (at minimum) the following (optional) query string parameters:

  • z=(zoom level)
  • lat=(latitude value)
  • lon=(...
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Updated date: Saturday, March 19, 2016 - 11:58

 

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...
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Updated date: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 20:05

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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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​AREDN Team at Ham-Com 2016

The AREDN team will be present at Ham-Com 2016 in Irving, Texas on June 10 and 11. 

At 12:00 noon on Friday in room 4, Conrad KG6JEI will present an overview of the Amateur Radio Emergency Data Network project and how it can help you meet the growing need to  transmit large amounts of data efficiently over Amateur Radio. The talk will be followed by a discussion and workshop at which team members will demonstrate various aspects of the current software.

We plan to run the workshop again on Saturday. We are scheduled to be in Room 9 again from 13:00 to 14:50.

We are looking forward to seeing you there and answering your questions.


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.

 

Operational Notes for AREDN™ 3.15.1.0

Before flashing a Ubiquiti device that is running or has been running AirOS version 5.6, please run the AREDN U-Boot Test program below before attempting a firmware load or upgrade.
 
We have developed the following utility to help you determine if your device is compatible, as well as being able to take a BACKUP of your node’s critical partitions
 
Download and run the AREDN U-Boot Test Setup Program.   If the test results in a "GOOD/GOOD" result, then you may proceed to load the appropriate AREDN firmware onto it. 

If the test results are "BAD," then you should do the following:
 

  1. Backup your device partitions using the AREDN U-Boot Test program.
  2. Use the AirOS GUI to downgrade to AirOS v5.5.x. 
  3. Re-run the AREDN U-Boot Test program and look for a "GOOD/GOOD" test.
  4. If "GOOD/GOOD", you can safely use the AirOS GUI install AREDN firmware.
  5. ...
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Operational Notes for AREDN™ 3.0.2

 

Inter-mesh Tunneling

VTUN can be real useful in connecting mesh islands across non-mesh networks, such as the Internet or other private IP networks.

For instructions on setup and configuration, see the article on AREDN.org

Additional things to remember when using tunnels:

  • The OLSR protocol runs over the tunnel, so mesh networks on the other end of the tunnel appear to be directly connected to your local mesh.
  • Only the Client or Server may be installed on any given node.
  • Nodes still running 3.0.0 which are connected via RF to a tunnel server or client may not be able to access the Internet at their local node unless they update to 3.0.2.
  • Internet gateway traffic across the tunnel is blocked by design.   It is a decision for the local mesh Administrators to coordinate if it is appropriate or not for their local users to have an advertised internet gateway.   A tunnel, if the only path of connection, may be used to divide nodes on a mesh and isolate who has and does not have Internet access.   To avoid routing failures, if a given mesh...
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Release Notes for AREDN™ 3.0.2

This release is primarily an AREDN™ rebranding of BBHN 3.0.1.

Changes in this Release from BBHN 3.0.1

  • Header and footer added to the GUI screens with branding of AREDN™ logo and color scheme
  • Default SSID is now "AREDN".  Change to "BroadbandHamnet" if BBHN compatibilty is required
  • Bandwidth selection is no longer forced to be 20 MHz when using the default SSID on 2GHz

Additional Reading:

Please read the operational notes for usage information

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