Download the Image File For a Extender Node ==
The extender nodes that we currently support are:
! Name !!
Model No. !! OpenWRT Doc !! Firmware Image
| Ubiquiti Nanostation M5 ||
NSM5 || [https://wiki.openwrt.org/toh/ubiquiti/nanostationm5 OpenWRT Docs] || firmware: [https://builds.sudomesh.org/builds/ chaos_calmer/ar71xx.extender-node/openwrt-ar71xx-generic-ubnt-nano-m-squashfs-factory.bin pre 2015] or [https://builds.sudomesh.org/builds/ chaos_calmer/ar71xx.extender-node/openwrt-ar71xx-generic-ubnt-nano-m-xw-squashfs-factory.bin 2015-2016]
Nanostation M2 || NSM2 || [https://wiki.openwrt.org/toh/ubiquiti/ nanostationm2 OpenWRT Docs] || [https://builds.sudomesh.org/builds/ chaos_calmer/ ar71xx.extender-node/openwrt- ar71xx- generic- om2p-squashfs -factory.bin firmware image]
| Ubiquiti Picostation
2 || || [https://wiki.openwrt.org/toh/ubiquiti/ picostation2 OpenWRT Docs] || [https://builds.sudomesh.org/builds/ chaos_calmer/ ath25.extender-node/openwrt- ath25- ubnt2- pico2-squashfs.bin firmware image]
Picostation M2 || || [https://wiki.openwrt.org/toh/ubiquiti/ picostationm2 OpenWRT Docs] ||
Nanobeam M2 and M5 || || [https:// wiki. openwrt.org/ toh/ ubiquiti/ nanobeam OpenWRT Docs] ||
| Ubiquiti Bullet M2 and M5 || || [https://wiki.openwrt.org/toh/ubiquiti/bullet OpenWRT Docs] ||
== Flash the Extender Node ==
* Configure your wired
internet settings to use Manual IPv4 settings with IP: 192.168.1.10, subnet: 255.255.255.0, gateway: 0.0.0.0* Plug one Ethernet cable into your laptop on one end and into the "LAN" port of the power-over- ethernet power supply on the other end. * Plug another Ethernet cable into your antenna on one end and into the "POE" port of the power-over-ethernet power supply on the other end.
* Push a pin into the reset hole and hold it.
* With the pin held down, plug in the power to the
power-over-ethernet power supply. * Watch the lights on the antenna - they will all flash together a few times , then they will flash up and down.
* Once the lights on the antenna are flashing up and down, you can let go of the pin.
You should be able to ping the extender at 192.168.1.20.
$ ping 192.168.1.20
64 bytes from 192.168.1.20: icmp_seq=2 ttl=64 time=0.826 ms
In your Linux terminal, type:
git clone https://github.com/sudomesh/ubi-flasher
./flasher.js '<path to firmware>'
will tell you "The firmware has been successfully sent to the router. In a few seconds, the router should begin flashing its four status LEDs sweeping from left to right, then right to left (or up down, down up). This means that the router is flashing itself with the new firmware. Once the router goes back to having only the power LED lit, the router has been successfully flashed."
Wait until the antenna has only the power LED lit and you're done.
Reconfigure your machine with the following static network configuration.
* IP Address: 172.22.0.10 * Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0 * Gateway: 0. 0. 0. 0
See Network Configuration Guides: [https://sudoroom.org/wiki/Mesh/Network%20Configuration%20for%20Linux Linux] [https://sudoroom.org/wiki/Mesh/Network%20Configuration%20for%20MacOS%20X Mac]
64 bytes from 172.22.0.2: icmp_seq=3 ttl=64 time=0.398 ms
Extender Detection ==
Log into your home node via SSH, and tail <tt>/var/log/messages</tt>
There should be a debug message in the log from notdhcpserver concerning the extender node.
== Troubleshooting ==
sudo minicom -D /dev/ttyUSB0 -o -b 115200 -8
In Minicom, CTRL-A to get settings, then Press O, to access settings
Go to Serial Port Setup, use these settings: