Free Central Controller For OpenWrt

dvdwalt

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Hello Everyone,

You are welcome to give our Central Controller a spin.

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  • The firmware component is released as Open Source with detailed instructions to help you built for the hardware of your choice.
  • Advanced GUI with graphs, and maps.
  • The controller is hosted by yourself and fully under your control.
  • White Labeled.
  • The controller comes with a license to mange 30 OpenWrt devices. It NEVER EXPIRES.
  • There are NO LIMIT on the amount of controller instances you can run.
  • Support for hardware with up to three radios.
  • Centrally manage Batman-Adv based mesh networks with ease.
  • Includes an advanced scheduler which is ideal to manage GPIO (IOT)
  • Includes an Alert system to notify you when devices are down.
  • Includes a RADIUS server to manage Internet usage (RADIUSdesk)
Grab a couple of these and start deploying managed mesh networks in a snap

(Yes it can mesh single radio Mediatek cheapies here :cool: but also 3Radio IPQs if you want to)

https://www.radiusdesk.com/
 

mrlgm007

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@dvdwalt Question can I link up

2x Xiaomi Mi Router 4A Gigabit Edition and then​

1 x Xiaomi Mi Wireless Router 4A​

 

dvdwalt

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@dvdwalt Question can I link up

2x Xiaomi Mi Router 4A Gigabit Edition and then​

1 x Xiaomi Mi Wireless Router 4A​

Yes,

You can create a mesh network where they are all members of the same mesh.
Since these are dual radio devices you will typically use the 5G radio for the mesh connections (and optionally run it also as an AP) and the 2.4G radio as an 'access layer'

If you have other vendor's hardware lying around they can also join in. (As long as they can be flashed with OpenWrt)
There are detailed instructions on how to create the firmware for different hardware models.

Models from hardware vendors that is available in South Africa we flashed with OpenWRT and meshed in the past include
  • Ubiquiti
  • Meraki
  • Aruba
  • TP-Link
  • Xiaomi
Also the gateway node of the mesh is not required to be via an Ethernet cable. (Although that gives the best performance)
There are also options to get the Internet connection as a WiFi client, and then do mesh to expand the coverage.
 

mrlgm007

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@dvdwalt Thanks for your reply will bring home the other router this week and create it with the first 2x 4a xiaomi I have.

Right now have 2 access points with different SSID in two different parts of the house , Connected on the same lan.
 
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