I nearly got close with the older version, Is could install and run it on kamikaze 7.09 with a webif to look at what was happening, but this version did not allow arping across the mesh easily.

So to run the advanced versions of batman that would support this I have installed k8.09.1 and this has the support for the broadcom wifi in my wrt54.

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.

After the box has rebooted there are no batmand processes, although I have the interface set to wl0 (

and there are no messages in the log (there were when the interface was set to ath0) so no idea. If I start them from the command line with this config they are running but have no idea how tell what and if anything is happening.

Could someone please give me some advice on
1) Do I need the kmod driver or is the batmand-adv sufficient for total mesh subnet giving arp (forwarding) success?
2) How do I tell what is going on - do I need batctl or is this for the kmod install only?

Any help you can give would be really appreciated.



From: nickthefarrow@hotmail.com
To: b.a.t.m.a.n@lists.open-mesh.net
Date: Thu, 6 Aug 2009 08:41:39 +0000
Subject: Re: [B.A.T.M.A.N.] Routing help?

Hi Thanks for that,
I originally wanted the 2.6 kernel for 802.11s, but then found build issues with 2.4 in K8.09 and it all got messy. So back to the trusted k7.09 with batman to the rescue. This thread I kicked off on the openwrt forum would seem to confirm no native brcm support in k8.09 https://forum.openwrt.org/viewtopic.php?id=20620

Date: Wed, 5 Aug 2009 12:39:34 -0400
From: outbackdingo@gmail.com
To: b.a.t.m.a.n@lists.open-mesh.net
Subject: Re: [B.A.T.M.A.N.] Routing help?

thats based on a 2.6 kernel build, OpenWRT still supports this board on 2.4 kernel
under 8.09 or 8.09.1, your so legacy is kinda funny. im sure you can find a 8.09.1 build for that unit

On 8/5/09, nick farrow <nickthefarrow@hotmail.com> wrote:
Hi Marek,

Thanks for the update.

I'm using 7.09 as last time I looked there was no support for the broadcom 802.11 in 8.09.


> From: lindner_marek@yahoo.de
> To: b.a.t.m.a.n@lists.open-mesh.net
> Date: Wed, 5 Aug 2009 19:53:56 +0800
> Subject: Re: [B.A.T.M.A.N.] Routing help?

> On Wednesday 05 August 2009 19:35:48 nick farrow wrote:
> > Thanks very much - so advance sounds like the solution, I'll try this. Does
> > the whole bridge work be default with this install or is there some special
> > configuration?
> For your setup I suggest you kill the bridge between ethernet and wifi since
> batman-adv will create a new brdige interface you should work with: bat0 You
> should bridge your ethernet with that device and the rest should work as you
> want to have it.
> > My ipkg does list batman adv but its an alpha, is this the still the best
> > current version to use?
> You are using an old version of OpenWRT (7.09). There are updated batman
> packages in 8.09.
> Regards,
> Marek
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