Gluon 2016.2.3

Added hardware support


  • TP-Link TL-WR940N v4

  • TP-Link TL-WR1043ND v4

Removed hardware support

Support for Meraki devices (MR12/16/62/66) has been removed for now because of severe problems (all devices were using the same MAC addresses). Support will return when the issues have been fixed.


  • Automatically restart respondd on failure (#863)

    There have been many reports of respondd processes disappearing; the exact cause is unclear, but might be related to the batman-adv debugfs interface and/or out-of-memory conditions.

    A new respondd initscript uses procd to automatically restart respondd when it dies.

  • Make autoupdater timeouts more robust (#987)

    It was reported that wget processes sometimes hang indefinitely during the autoupdater manifest download. The autoupdater has been improved to ensure that wget can always be interrupted after a timeout.

    This issue, together with the recent addition of lock files to ensure that only one instance of the autoupdater can run at a time, had caused the autoupdater to blocked completely by hanging processes in some cases (till a node was rebooted).

  • Fix regulation domain switching in ath10k (#1001)

    Prevents use of too high transmission power in some cases.

  • Ensure that prefix6 in site.conf is always a /64 prefix (6b62e2f)

    Other prefix lengths were never supported and don’t make sense in many places the prefix is used. Ensure that such configurations will not pass validation.

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.