Added hardware support
Fritz!WLAN Repeater 300E
Fixes a bug in the batman-adv respondd module that caused duplicate IPv6 addresses in nodeinfo replies (#1615)
This was visible on the status page and several map implementations. The new implementation uses netlink instead of parsing /proc/net/if_inet6.
Fixes a localization issue in gluon-config-mode-geo-location which resulted in a partial translation of the wizard’s location section text. (#1611)
Fixes the display of the improved memory usage estimation in gluon-status-page
Fixes automatic updates for several devices by adding and updating the autoupdater image names
This affects the following devices:
Raspberry Pi Model B+ Rev 1.2
Fixes the primary MAC address selection for Unifi AC Lite/Mesh/Pro/Mesh Pro (#1629)
Fixes low data rate selection for multicast and management frames on ath10k and ath10k-ct (#1644)
A patchset has been backported that notifies these drivers of requested data rate changes
Fixes the data rate selection in ath10k and ath10k-ct when no mcast_rate is configured (#1657)
Previously a missing mcast_rate could result in broken 5 GHz connectivity
Scheduled domain switch
Gluon has support for multiple domains since its v2018.1 release. The scheduled domain switch allows for reliable migrations between domains at a preconfigured time. This can be useful for communities that, among other things, plan to
migrate between IBSS and 802.11s
activate VXLAN encapsulation on wired mesh links
Improved frequency band distribution of dual-band radios
A new algorithm that improves the distribution of dual-band radios was added. They will now be evenly distributed between the 2.4 and 5 GHz band, with a preference towards 2.4 GHz.
If a device has only a single dual-band radio, like the AVM FRITZ!WLAN Repeater 300E, it will be configured for 2.4 GHz.
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 or high load due to memory pressure on weak hardware specially in larger meshes (#1243)
Optimizations in Gluon 2018.1 have significantly improved memory usage. There are still known bugs leading to unreasonably high load that we hope to solve in future releases.