Gluon 2018.2.1

Added hardware support


  • AVM

    • Fritz!WLAN Repeater 300E


  • Nexx

    • WT3020AD/F/H 1


  • GL.iNet

    • MT300N (v2) 1

  • Netgear

    • R6120 1

  • TP-Link

    • Archer C50 (v3, v4) 1

    • TL-WR841N (v13) 1


Device or target does not support AP+IBSS mode: This device or target will not be built when GLUON_WLAN_MESH is set to ibss.


  • 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

    This change was actually already merged in time for v2018.2 but the JavaScript was not rebuilt.

  • Fixes automatic updates for several devices by adding and updating the autoupdater image names

    This affects the following devices:

    • GL.iNet GL-AR150,

    • GL.iNet GL-AR300M

    • GL.iNet GL-AR750

    • 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

New features

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.

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 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.