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In order to mesh with other mesh nodes in your neighborhood network, you will require two main components: a device to run the Mass Mesh firmware and a radio so that you can communicate with other nodes.
 
In order to mesh with other mesh nodes in your neighborhood network, you will require two main components: a device to run the Mass Mesh firmware and a radio so that you can communicate with other nodes.
 
{{Note|We also maintain a helpful list of [[Hardware Bundles]] for your convenience.}}
 
{{Note|We also maintain a helpful list of [[Hardware Bundles]] for your convenience.}}
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{{Warning|Always check the openwrt wiki *and* techdata *and* commit before buying a new device. Flashing OpenWRT can be very difficult on certain routers.}}
  
 
== Mesh Node Devices ==
 
== Mesh Node Devices ==

Revision as of 19:42, 5 February 2020

In order to mesh with other mesh nodes in your neighborhood network, you will require two main components: a device to run the Mass Mesh firmware and a radio so that you can communicate with other nodes.

Note: We also maintain a helpful list of Hardware Bundles for your convenience.
Warning: Always check the openwrt wiki *and* techdata *and* commit before buying a new device. Flashing OpenWRT can be very difficult on certain routers.

Mesh Node Devices

These are devices that can run the meshing protocol (Yggdrasil.) Once they have the Mass Mesh firmware flashed, you can connect to them for access to the mesh via wifi and/or ethernet. They will also automatically discover and connect to nearby mesh nodes via their connected mesh radio.

Supported Devices
Brand Model Vendor Materials Yggdrasil Speed Mesh Exit Capable Built-in Wifi Outdoor Year MSRP
Raspberry Pi Foundation Raspberry Pi 4 Model B Hardware Specifications 450 Mbit/s No3 Yes No2 2019 $35.00
PC Engines APU2 Owner's Manual, Product File 950 Mbit/s Yes No1 No2 2016 $115.00

1 USB and 2 mini-pcie interfaces available to add one or more wifi interfaces
2 Possible with outdoor case
3 Possible with additional adapters


Warning: The following devices are unsupported. If you are looking to host a node, we recommend that you buy one of the supported devices, as it's guaranteed that they will work in the mesh.
Note: A great way to help the tech team is to work with us to add support for the WIP devices.
Work In Progress (WIP) Devices
Brand Model Yggdrasil Speed Mesh Exit Capable Built-in Wifi Outdoor Year MSRP Notes
Globalscale Espressobin v5 300 Mbit/s Yes No1 No 2017 $49.00 Fails to boot, no longer available for purchase
Linksys WRT1900AC ? Yes Yes No 2014 $149.99
TP-Link Archer C7 AC1750 ? Yes Yes No 2013 $99.99
TP-Link TL-WDR3500 ? Yes Yes No 2012 $44.99
TP-Link TL-WDR4300 ? Yes Yes No 2012 $109.99
Xiaomi Mi Router 3 ? Yes Yes No ? $30.00

1 USB and mini-pcie interfaces available to add a wifi interface

Mesh Radio Devices

Supported Point-To-Multi-Point (PTMP) Radios
Brand Model Vendor Materials Outdoor Year MSRP
Ubiquiti NanoStation 5AC Loco Quick Start Guide, Data Sheet Yes ? $60.00
Ubiquiti UAP AC Mesh Quick Start Guide, Data Sheet Yes 2016 $120.00

Point-To-Point Radio Devices

PTP radios are devices that provide a direct link between 2 locations, usually over a long range. There is no need for custom firmware on these radios. Simply configure both ends of the link with matching settings and provide line-of-sight between them to connect.

Supported Point-To-Point (PTP) Radios
Brand Model Vendor Materials Outdoor Year MSRP
Ubiquiti LiteBeam 5AC Gen2 Quick Start Guide, Data Sheet Yes ? ?
Ubiquiti NanoBeam 5AC 16 Quick Start Guide, Data Sheet Yes ? ?