[draft] Mesh in 2.4Ghz

This is a translation from: ¿LibreROuterOS hace mesh en 2.4ghz? ¿Puede hacerlo?

By default the LibreRouter will only mesh in 5GHz. This makes much sense in the LibreRouter as the 2.4GHz interfaces are used to connect end user devices, while the 5.8Ghz is used as a mesh backbone, preventing them from competing with the clients and that can generate instability problems to the entire network.

Still, you can enable it by configuring it over ssh.

To mesh in all interfaces (2.4 and 5) you have to edit the /etc/config/lime-community file and have the following in the wifi section:

config lime wifi
	list modes 'ap'
	list modes 'apname'
	list modes 'ieee80211s'

after editting, you need to run lime-config, then lime-apply, and then reboot.
This information will be replicated in new nodes that get setted up with the firstbootwizard, but you will have to do it for each node that is already installed.

I am glad that this forum provides a friendly environment that we can ask and get our answers.

as I understood from this post, if we want to create an intranet (a local network not connecting to world wide web) and make our own community network we can activate 2.4GHz feature and provide wifi and then connect the server(computer) to the libreRouter, then all users can access to the server via wifi, correct?

if it is true then:

how far in meter users can connect to the libreRouter from distance? in other word what is the wifi coverage of libreRouter in m2?

how many users can connect to one libreRouter simultanously?

if we use this intranet for video chat, how many users can video chat simultanously?

by default libreRouter works only in 5.8GHz as node, then how community can connect to the network? only by cables from the libreRouter to the end users?


Hi Mahmoud,
Thanks for sharing your doubts :slightly_smiling_face:

What Nico is sharing here is how to enable mesh functionality in 2.4ghz, which means, enabling LibreRouter to transport messages from other nodes over the network using that radio.
What you are interested in is using this interface as an access point (no mesh), so client devices can join the network, and it’s enabled by default.

Regarding your other questions, let me point you to this topic.

It is in spanish but you may find it useful using an automatic translator.

Also, as this is your first post in the forum, it would be awesome if you present yourself, your community and so :slight_smile: So we get to meet each other.

Hi thanks for this information, it is very helpful. Could two separate mesh networks run so that they would not compete with the clients? So for example the 2.4GHz mesh network has a different SSID, password and IP range then the 5GHz mesh network?