"Mesh" Dreams = OLSR

Reuben K. Caron reuben at laptop.org
Tue Aug 24 12:17:47 EDT 2010

On Aug 24, 2010, at 12:08 PM, Richard A. Smith wrote:

> I'm not talking about comparison to our previous mesh.

Thanks keeping me on track.

> I'm talking about comparison to an AP.  Overall we currently don't  
> have much need for "mesh" as most of our scenarios are a dense cloud  
> of children in the same space trying to network with each other.

Fo deployments that have funding for APs there is not much need for  
"mesh." I would approximate that roughly 66% of our user base are in  
deployments that do not have funding for APs.

> The network-without-infra feature of "mesh" is certainly useful in  
> scenarios were you want to provide access over a wider area.  Its a  
> very important feature of mesh but its just not the feature we need  
> on the ground ATM.

Yet, this is a "feature," we continue to sell and a feature often  

> However, if the same mesh smartness also gets density without using  
> AP's then that's a big win.



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