Gluon 2017.1.8

Added hardware support


  • GL.iNet GL-AR750

  • TP-Link Archer C7 v4

  • Ubiquiti UniFi AC Mesh


  • TP-Link TL-WR940N v6


  • Fix refcounting issue in batman-adv leading to hangs on interface restarts (#1258)

    This fix applied to both batman-adv compat 14 (legacy) and 15.

  • Various batman-adv bugfixes have been backported (f5b3c0c3bc7e and 5947ba300e50, fixing #1321, #1380, #1382, #1419 and a number of other minor issues)

    The listed bugs could lead to high rates of batman-adv management traffic (causing considerable load), trigger warnings about packet checksum failures in certain non-standard interface configurations, and possibly other issues.

Other changes

  • Linux kernel has been updated to v4.4.129 (LEDE/81573ea25924)

  • The description of the “contact information” field in the configuration wizard has been extended with regard to the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (fd355cf0ef7b)

    The mandatory site option for the contact information field has been removed.

Known issues

  • 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.

  • Frequent reboots due to out-of-memory on weak hardware in larger meshes (#1243)