[OpenWrt-Devel] About 802.11s mesh on IPQ4019, ath10k-ct and ct-firmware

Xuebing Wang xbing6 at gmail.com
Sat Mar 16 08:18:48 EDT 2019

On 2019/3/10 下午4:22, Sven Eckelmann wrote:
 > On Sunday, 10 March 2019 05:52:00 CET Xuebing Wang wrote:
 > [...]
 >> Are there anyone building 802.11s routers based on tag 18.06.1, 18.06.2
 >> or branch openwrt-18.06?
 > Most(?) companies and community projects just throw the 802.11s 
 > routing part away and are running their preferred Layer2/Layer3 mesh 
 > (bmxd/6/7, olsrd(2), babeld, batman-adv, ...) over it. But yes, they 
are still
 > require the meshpoint interface support in ath10k+firmware.
 > A project I am more familiar (and is using 18.06.x) is freifunk-gluon 
 > They just select the ath10k-firmware-* (from kvalo/linux-firmware) for
 > meshpoint setups and ath10k-firmware*-ct for IBSS setups.
 > As far as I know, this will still be possible with OpenWrt 19.xx). 
And this
 > should also work the same when you want to run 802.11s+HWMP over it.

Hi Sven,

Thank you very much for your reply. One advantage I can think of using 
802.11s+HWMP is that theoretically it can mesh with other 802.11s 
standard-conforming routers.

 From IPQ4019 firmware perspective, I see "2 lines" (for lack of a 
better word) of firmware:
1)  Firmware inside QSDK (QCA closed source?) for AP-DK04.1-C1 based 
2)  Firmware from kvalo/linux-firmware

Are these "2 lines" of firmware essentially the same?

Thanks again.
Xuebing Wang

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