Is there an OpenWRT flavor intended for community meshes, that doesn’t require people flashing them to do things like properly create a private key? And is reasonably mature and active? (I used an older one called Commotion https://github.com/opentechinstitute/commotion-router but it seems unmaintained.)
@alienghic I forgot that different models of routers need different firmware images for OpenWRT. Was hoping this was accessible to non-technical people, particularly if we need to set one up in an emergency. That might be a pipe dream. Some sort of community fund could buy a bunch of identical hardware and have it set up and pre flashed, but I don’t know of such a neighborhood org here and would have a hard time explaining it to the regular neighborhood group or convincing them to spend money.
You might want to take a look at NYC means how to start a community network how to https://www.nycmesh.net/blog/how/
I think they eventually moved away from using reflashed hardware for their mesh and just bought ubiquiti wireless mesh hardware.
Though other smaller mesh groups do start with the repurposed hardware.
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