Compatible Devices

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This page is used to document device compatibility and recommendations. Your custom router will require two main components: a device to run the MassMesh firmware and a radio so that you can connect with other nodes.

Mesh Node Devices

These are devices that can run the meshing protocol. Once they have the MassMesh firmware flashed, these devices provide access to the mesh via wifi and/or ethernet depending on the device. They will also handle automatically discovering and connecting to nearby nodes.

Recommended Devices

These are devices that are known to work well with meshing software.

Overview of Recommended 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

Work in Progress Devices

These are devices that don't currently work with the MassMesh firmware, but are being evaluated and worked on for added support. If you are looking to host a node, we do not recommend that you buy one of these, as it's not guaranteed that they will work in the mesh.

If you would like to assist with adding device support, check in with the tech team on the status of these devices and what you can do to help.

Overview of Work in Progress 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

These are radio devices that we can use to provide mesh node devices with connectivity to other mesh nodes.

Recommended Devices

These are devices that are known to work well with meshing software.

Overview of Recommended Devices
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 Devices

These are devices that provide direct links between 2 locations. They usually use directional antennas to allow long range links. These radios can augment a mesh node by bridging longer distances that omni-directional radios might not reach. Because these links are planned at both ends, there is no need for the flexibility of custom firmware. Simply configure the devices with matching settings and provide line-of-sight between them.

Overview of Point to Point Devices
Brand Model Outdoor Year MSRP
Ubiquiti LiteBeam 5AC Gen2 Yes ? ?
Ubiquiti NanoBeam 5AC 16 Yes ? ?