Ubuntu

No easy way to activate & config mesh networking

Reported by Jezza on 2010-01-01
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network-manager (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: network-manager

I have been playing around with OLSR and got it running at a basic level, but it is not at all easy.

As all the packages required for wifi mesh networking are in the repository, should an effort be made to add gui support to allow users to take advantage of it?

to my limited understanding it, not all wifi drivers / hardware will support it, in which case it could be greyed out.

Also, there are a number of olsr plugins which could be used to generate graphics, like number & strength of nodes, a traffic diagram & monitor.

I think this could be a "killer app" if it was up and running in a reasonable state by Lucid.

The commercial os mesh routers have arived, ubuntu will do well if it can step up to the bat on this.

Alex Wardle (awardle) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to make Ubuntu better. Since what you submitted is not really a bug, or a problem, but rather an idea to improve Ubuntu, you are invited to post your idea in Ubuntu Brainstorm at http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/ where it can be discussed, voted by the community and reviewed by developers. Thanks for taking the time to share your opinion!

Changed in network-manager (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
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