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Tests

2 routers meshed wirelessly

The core functionality of a Commotion router is its ability to mesh with other nodes. This section tests the ability for routers to mesh wirelessly.

Required Hardware:

  • 2 commotion wireless routers
Test Instructions:

These tests should be run once through on both a 2.4 and 5ghz device to cover all test configurations.

  • Unencrypted
    • Configure both routers to use the same channel and ssid for the mesh interface. Do not use encryption at this point.
    • Test Wireless Connectivity as above.
  • Encrypted
    • Add the same encryption password to each router in “Basic –> Basic Configuration –> Mesh Network”
    • Test Wireless Conecctivity as above.
  • Signed routes encrypted
    • add a shared mesh key-chain to each node
  • Test Wireless Conecctivity as above.
  • Signed routes unencrypted
    • Remove the encryption password on both nodes
  • Test wireless connectivity as above
  • Using the Wireshark section of the shared mesh key-chain instructions check that each node is signing their routing packets

Test Configurations

  • Encrypted, 2.4GHz
  • Unencrypted, 2.4GHz
  • Encrypted, 5GHz
  • Unencrypted, 5GHz
  • Signed routes encrypted
  • Signed routes unencrypted

2 routers meshed over ethernet

Meshing two routers using an ethernet cable to bridge a network is a stated use-case for commotion routers.

Required Hardware:

  • 2 commotion wireless routers
Test Instructions:

Test Configurations

  • Unencrypted
  • Encrypted
  • Signed routes unencrypted

Commotion node connected to a home or business router

This test

Required Hardware:

Test Instructions:

Test Configurations

  • Encrypted, 2.4GHz
  • Unencrypted, 2.4GHz
  • Encrypted, 5GHz
  • Unencrypted, 5GHz
  • Signed routes encrypted
  • Signed routes unencrypted

Commotion Node connected to a gateway

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Required Hardware:

Test Instructions:

Test Configurations

  • Encrypted, 2.4GHz
  • Unencrypted, 2.4GHz
  • Encrypted, 5GHz
  • Unencrypted, 5GHz
  • Signed routes encrypted
  • Signed routes unencrypted

Commotion nodes connected through a switch or router

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Required Hardware:

  • 2 commotion wireless routers
  • 1 switch
  • 1 Ethernet Connection to the internet
Test Instructions:
  • Unencrypted
    • Configure two nodes with a compatible mesh network
    • Follow the instructions at

http://commotionwireless.net/docs/cck/installing-configuring/common-configurations concerning “Commotion nodes connected through a switch or router”

  • Go to “Basic –> Status –> Mesh Visualizer”
  • If there is a link between the wired interfaces and a link between

the mesh interfaces then this passes

  • Encrypted
    • Add an encryption password to the mesh.
    • If there is a link between the wired interfaces and a link

between the mesh interfaces then this passes

  • Signed routes encrypted
    • Add an shared mesh key-chain to the mesh network.
    • If there is a link between the wired interfaces and a link

between the mesh interfaces then this passes

  • Signed routes unencrypted
    • Turn off the encryption password to the mesh.
      • If there is a link between the wired interfaces and a link between

the mesh interfaces then this passes

Test Configurations

  • Encrypted
  • Unencrypted
  • Signed routes encrypted
  • Signed routes unencrypted

Commotion nodes and a client Access Point connected through a switch

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Required Hardware:

  • 2 commotion wireless routers
  • 1 non-commotion stock wireless router
Test Instructions:

THIS SECTION INCOMPLETE

  • Unencrypted
    • Follow the instructions at

http://commotionwireless.net/docs/cck/installing-configuring/common-configurations

Test Configurations

  • Encrypted
  • Unencrypted
  • Signed routes encrypted
  • Signed routes unencrypted

Wireless gateway connection

This test explores when a Commotion node attempts to use a wireless access point (not associated with the mesh) as an Internet gateway.

Required Hardware:

  • 2 commotion wireless routers
  • 1 home/businees non-commotion router providing an access point
Test Instructions:

= Gateway Connection Tests =

  • Smart Gateway Test
    • On the NON-gateway node go the the “Advanced –> Status –> OLSR –> SmartGW” menu
      • If the ip-address of the node connected to the wireless access point is listed as a gateway exists then it works.
  • Ping test
    • On the other node go to the “Advanced –> Network –> Diagnostics” menu
      • Type in the full address of a website or other online ip address/url in the first box
      • Press the “ping” button to test for connectivity
      • If the ping is successful (see below) you are connected to the internet
      • Otherwise try the next test

Test Configurations

  • Encrypted
  • Unencrypted
  • Signed routes encrypted
  • Signed routes unencrypted

Meshing Laptops, Smartphones, and Routers

Test that a mesh network will work across laptops, smartphones, and routers.

Required Hardware:

  • 1 commotion wireless routers
  • 1 commotion enabled laptop (per client)
  • 1 commotion enabled phone (per app)
Test Instructions:
  • Install and setup the router
  • Install and setup the laptop and phone with the same configuration as the router
  • Ensure that all three devices are meshing

Test Configurations

  • Each current working commotion client
  • Each currently working commotion mobile app
  • Encrypted, 2.4GHz
  • Unencrypted, 2.4GHz
  • Encrypted, 5GHz
  • Unencrypted, 5GHz
  • Signed routes encrypted
  • Signed routes unencrypted

Non-interference b/w encrypted and unencrypted networks

Test that an encrypted mesh network and an unencrypted mesh network can exist on the same channel and with the same SSID without interfering with the ability of each other to mesh.

Required Hardware:

  • 4 commotion wireless routers
Test Instructions:
  • Install and setup the four routers using the same settings
  • Ensure that all dour devices are meshing with each other
  • Add encryption to the mesh interface on two of the devices
  • Ensure that the two devices with encryption are meshing
  • Ensure that the two devices without encryption are meshing

Test Configurations

  • 2.4GHz
  • 5GHz
  • With Signed routes