"Mesh" Dreams = OLSR
Richard A. Smith
richard at laptop.org
Tue Aug 24 13:20:05 EDT 2010
On 08/24/2010 01:01 PM, L. Aaron Kaplan wrote:
> Well - the issue is IMHO that OLPC always sold the public on the mesh
> idea. So it is somewhat of a bummer that the mesh is gone now.
Let me re-phrase what I said before all the rumors start to fly and I
get in trouble. The "idea" of mesh is still alive and well at OLPC. We
still very much believe in mesh.
Whats not there in 1.5 is
"OLPC-original-mesh-routing-in-the-wlan-firmware". One can still
accomplish "mesh" via thin firmware.
And if you use multiple 1.5's out under a tree with no AP ah-hoc
networking still allows them all to communicate just like XO1.
Almost nothing has changed except that now we don't melt down the 2.4Ghz
RF spectrum when a bunch of them are near each other.
Having been once burned by mesh we are taking the "show me it works in a
school" stance before jumping back into the mesh-routing game. We need
to see definitive numbers not just speculation.
Like you said. There are AP's that will do all the fancy Tx power
management without any mesh-routing.
Richard A. Smith <richard at laptop.org>
One Laptop per Child
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