Getting Started

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Choosing a Node

Take a look at our devices page

Flashing the Firmware

Refer to the page for your device, or bring your node to one of our meetings and have it flashed for you!

Node Placement

In order to communicate on the mesh, your node must be able to talk to other nodes in your area. Here are some suggestions to help maximize your signal:

  • If the node is weather resistant, mount it on the outside of the house or to a column facing the street
  • Indoor nodes should be placed on or near windows facing the street and other buildings

Wiring Up the Node

In addition to providing power to the node, you may also want to use the following ports on the device:

  • The WAN port (on multi-port devices) may be connected to a spare LAN port on your regular router (or directly to your modem) to share your internet connection with the mesh
  • The LAN port may be connected to a switch or any device to provide internet to that device through the mesh