No, the olsr.org's implementation requires very little really. It's
entirely user-space and only needs a network interface (you could run it
on wired Ethernet if you really wanted to).
Promiscuous mode is not needed, but to be useful the wireless card would
have to support Ad Hoc mode. I've personally not come across a device
which does not support ad hoc mode, so I think it's quite likely to just
One odd thing with the current version of olsrd is that it requires ipv6
support compiled into libc, even if it's only configured for an ipv4
network. Simply enabling IPv6 in the uClibc menuconfig is sufficient,
you can leave IPv6 support out of the kernel.
[mailto:gumstix-users-bounces@...] On Behalf Of
Addison "Nik" Martin
Sent: 04 October 2006 14:42
To: General mailing list for gumstix users.
Subject: Re: [Gumstix-users] Adding olsrd package to buildroot.
Does OSLRD require any particular networking hardware to do mesh
networking? Do wireless cards have to support some sort of
configuration like promiscuous mode?=20
On Wed, 2006-10-04 at 09:51 +0100, thomas.xxxxxx@... wrote:
> I'm quite happy to provide the package I've put together. I'm not sure
> the best way to do this. Ideally I guess it would be best to get it
> added to buildroot. How is this done? The link on the wiki points to a
> non-existent page.
> In the meantime, I could post a tar ball of the package to this list.
> What's the policy for posting binary attachments?
> I should also mention that I have been using compact flash 802.11b
> and am in the process of getting it working with wifi-stix. I'll post
> when I get it working.
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