Host A Public Access Point

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  • Time: about 2 hours
  • Cost: about $150

One of the best ways to help the Mesh is to host a public access point (AP.) In these instructions, we will cover how to deploy an AP that is privacy-enabled by default, and allow users to connect to in-mesh services. Public APs show our technology working in the real world while sharing a secure Internet connection as a public good. If you're interested in hosting a public access point or want to learn more before starting this tutorial, please join our Mass Mesh AP Hosts chat room.

Setting up a public AP is one of the easiest ways to connect your home and your neighbors to the mesh. The whole setup process takes about 2 hours from start to finish. The necessary hardware is listed below, and instructions for everything from flashing the firmware to placing the mesh point are covered.

Note: Set yourself up for success, and join the Mass Mesh AP Hosts chat room before you begin. Something will go wrong during the setup process, and it's best to have experienced friends ready to help when it does.


Install Mass Mesh Firmware

Each device has its own install process. Please follow the specific device instructions for each, and come back to this page.

  1. RPF Raspberry Pi 4 Model B
  2. Ubiquiti UAP AC Mesh

Wire Up The Access Point

Once you've flashed all the devices, connect them according to these pictures.... (TODO: Insert pictures here)