Added hardware support¶
- ALFA Network
- GL Innovations
|||(1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) Device uses the ath10k WLAN driver; no image is built unless GLUON_ATH10K_MESH is set as described in Make variables|
- RaspberryPi 1
- RaspberryPi 2
Many UBNT Airmax XM model names are detected correctly now (e.g., the Loco is no longer displayed as Bullet) (#632)
Also, various new image aliases have been added for these devices.
batman-adv: mesh_no_rebroadcast is now enabled for Mesh-on-WAN/LAN (#652)
The new UCI option
gluon-core.@wireless.preserve_channelscan be used to prevent a changed WLAN channel from being reset on firmware upgrades (#640)
PoE passthrough can now be configured from site.conf and the Advanced Settings on TP-Link CPE 210/510 and Ubiquiti NanoStations (#328)
The config mode altitude field can now be hidden using the
config_mode.geo_location.show_altitudesite.conf setting (#693)
The contact information field in the config mode can be made obligatory using the
The node name setting in the config mode is no longer restricted to valid DNS hostnames, but allows any UTF-8 string (#414)
Besides the hostname, public key, site config and primary MAC address, the contact information can now be accessed from config mode site texts
urlescapefor HTML and URL escaping are now available from config mode site texts. They should always be used when including user-provided information like hostnames and contact information in HTML code or URLs.
Dropbear has been updated to a newer version, enabling new SSH crypto methods and removing some old ones like DSA. This reduces the time needed for the first boot and makes SSH logins faster (#223)
WLAN basic and supported rate sets have been made configurable, to allow disabling 802.11b rates (#810)
ath10k-based devices are now supported officially; it’s possible to choose between IBSS- and 11s-capable firmwares in site.mk (#864)
next_node.ip4site.conf options are optional now.
The stability of the ath9k WLAN driver has been improved significantly (#605)
mac80211, hostapd and other related drivers and services have been backported from LEDE
Extremely slow downloads could lead to multiple instances of the autoupdater running concurrently (#582)
A lockfile is used to prevent this and timeouts have been added to download processes.
Usage of static DNS servers on the WAN port has been fixed (#886)
This is a regression introduced in Gluon v2016.1.6.
- The “Expert Mode” has been renamed to “Advanced Settings”
If you want to support ath10k-based devices, you should set GLUON_ATH10K_MESH and GLUON_REGION as described in Make variables.
As the hostname field may now contain an arbitrary UTF-8 string, escaping must be added.
Inside of URLs,
urlescape must be used instead of
Mesh interfaces are now configured in a protocol-independent way in UCI (#870)
The MAC address assignment of all mesh and WLAN interfaces has been modified to prepare for support of Ralink/Mediatek-based WLAN chips.
Preparations for supporting the new batman-adv multicast optimizations have been made (#674, #675, #679)
All Lua code is minified now to save some space
Default TX power on many Ubiquiti devices is too high, correct offsets are unknown (#94)
Reducing the TX power in the Advanced Settings is recommended.
The MAC address of the WAN interface is modified even when Mesh-on-WAN is disabled (#496)
This may lead to issues in environments where a fixed MAC address is expected (like VMware when promiscuous mode is disallowed).
Inconsistent respondd API (#522)
The current API is inconsistent and will be replaced eventually. The old API will still be supported for a while.