Hi Marek,
Thanks for clearing this up.
With no broadcom support in 2.6 then there is no kmod driver for batman.
It looks like its back to the earlier version of that did work (batman 0.2-rv478-1) just that it did not forward same subnet arps. I realise that performance is not going to be great with this but it will work
To do this do I basically setup one subnet for the batman nodes to run in, then further subnets for the hosts at each wrt batman mesh node, then just configure each batmand node to announce the host subnet?
So for a 3 node mesh, break the default bridge, assign a static network address to the eth0, assign a different subnet address to wl0
mesh node 1
run with batmand -a wl0
mesh node 2
run with batmand -a wl0
Does this look correct to allow say on the ethernet of mesh1 to ping on the ethernet of mesh2?
Thanks again for sticking with this
> From: lindner_marek@yahoo.de
> To: b.a.t.m.a.n@lists.open-mesh.net
> Date: Thu, 6 Aug 2009 22:26:21 +0800
> Subject: Re: [B.A.T.M.A.N.] Some handholding for batman-adv
> Hi,
> > There seem to be 2 versions of advanced batman - batman-adv and
> > kmod-batman-advanced, however for the k8.09.1/brcm 2.4 release there does
> > not seem to be the kmod driver. So I have installed the batman-adv
> > (batmand-adv_r1176-1_mipsel.ipk and battools) there is no batctl here.
> batman-adv was the first attempt to write a layer 2 routing daemon.
> Unfortunately, due to the fact that it was written as user space application
> it came with a big performance penalty. We ported the code into kernel space
> by writing the batman-adv kernel module. Since the module is stable the daemon
> is deprecated. The OpenWRT package was removed - not sure why you still can
> install it.
> batctl comes with the batman-adv kernel module as it has nothing to do with
> the user space daemon.
> The kernel module requires linux 2.6 (nobody backported it to 2.4 yet). Unless
> you use the open source wifi drivers for the WRT you are stuck with the binary
> only wl driver which runs on linux 2.4 only. That is why you can't select
> kmod-batman-advanced.
> Regards,
> Marek
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