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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.

Note: We also maintain a helpful list of Hardware Bundles for your convenience.

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 Yggdrasil Speed Mesh Exit Capable Built-in Wifi Outdoor Year MSRP Used Price
Raspberry Pi Foundation Raspberry Pi 4 Model B 450 Mbit/s No3 Yes No2 2019 $35.00 ?
PC Engines APU2 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 Used Price 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 $40
TP-Link TL-WDR3500 ? Yes Yes No 2012 $44.99 $25
TP-Link TL-WDR4300 ? Yes Yes No 2012 $109.99 ?
Xiaomi Mi Router 3 ? Yes Yes No ? $39.99

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

Mesh Radio Devices

Supported Point-To-Multi-Point (PTMP) Radios
Brand Model Usecase Outdoor Year MSRP Used Price
Ubiquiti NanoStation 5AC Loco Mesh Radio Yes ? $49.00 ?
Ubiquiti UAP AC Mesh Mesh Radio Yes 2016 $99.00 ?

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 Outdoor Year MSRP
Ubiquiti LiteBeam 5AC Gen2 Yes ? ?
Ubiquiti NanoBeam 5AC 16 Yes ? ?