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Fixed firewall issue, and removed extraneous options from additional network interfaces when meshing == true. Testing instructions follow…

Configuring routers to mesh over ethernet during the Setup wizard

On the First Node

  • Run setup wizard on both devices configuring their mesh-networks to mesh with each other
  • When you get to the “Basic Configuration Complete” page click “Next.” Do NOT click “Finish”

![finish_button](https://f.cloud.github.com/assets/1226247/2221205/1a932822-9a56-11e3-98c4-424c88fe3e26.png)

  • On the Additional Network Interfaces page, do the following.
    • Click the checkbox under “Will you be meshing with other Commotion devices over the ethernet interface?”

![add_eth_gw](https://f.cloud.github.com/assets/1226247/2221285/ebfe950e-9a56-11e3-8026-6a68975bbb0c.png)

  • Set the ip address [ I used 10.0.1.2 ]
  • Set the netmask to 255.255.255.0
  • Click “Finish” to complete the setup wizard

On the First Node

  • Follow all the instructions for the first node until the “Additional Network Interfaces” page
    • Fill out all fields of this page the same EXCEPT the ip address
    • The ip address on the second node MUST have a different last number than the first node.

Configuring routers to mesh over ethernet on already configured nodes

  • Connect to one device using the Wireless AP
  • Check the *Status –> Nearby Mesh Devices* page on that device to ensure that both devices are meshed wirelessly.

![wireless_mesh](https://f.cloud.github.com/assets/1226247/2221257/93ccd47c-9a56-11e3-8958-bec7d5b8a4f3.png)

  • Connect both devices to each other using an ethernet cable
  • Using the mesh-ip address of the other given to you on the status page of the first device connect to the second device.

WIRELESSLY OVER THE MESH ON THE SECOND DEVICE

  • log in to the *Administration* menu
  • go to menu: *Basic Configuration –> Additional Network Interfaces*
  • Click the checkbox under “Will you be meshing with other Commotion devices over the ethernet interface?”

![add_eth_gw](https://f.cloud.github.com/assets/1226247/2221285/ebfe950e-9a56-11e3-8026-6a68975bbb0c.png)

  • Set the ip address. [ I used 10.0.1.2 ]
  • Set the netmask to 255.255.255.0
  • The confirmation page should look somthing like the below.

![eth-confirm-changes](https://f.cloud.github.com/assets/1226247/2221304/19cf94d8-9a57-11e3-9bc0-3741ff722018.png)

ON THE FIRST DEVICE

  • go to menu: Basic Configuration –> Additional Network Interfaces
  • Click the checkbox under “Will you be meshing with other Commotion devices over the ethernet interface?”
  • Set the ip address to one in the same range *BUT NOT THE EXACT SAME IP AS* the ip address on the old node. [ I used 10.0.1.3 ]
  • Set the netmask to 255.255.255.0
  • Save and confirm the settings
  • At this point the mesh viz may show the networks connected or disconnected from each other based upon the firewall rules set up on the nodes.

![weird_viz](https://f.cloud.github.com/assets/1226247/2221317/5e25335e-9a57-11e3-9b55-93e7d190fbdd.png)

  • On both nodes go to the menu Advanced –> Network –> Firewall
  • In the zones section on the bottom of the page you should see “wired” listed in the “mesh” zone

![multi_zone](https://f.cloud.github.com/assets/1226247/2221336/a1caec02-9a57-11e3-80a1-99a992004dc5.png)

  • On both nodes go to the menu Advanced –> Status –> OLSR –> Routes
  • In the overview of currently known routes you should see a route to each other over the ip-address range that you specified.

![multi_olsr_routes](https://f.cloud.github.com/assets/1226247/2221359/c433ca16-9a57-11e3-8644-68d25fd716bc.png)

  • If your node is working at this point you should turn off the wireless meshing on each device.

ON THE SECOND DEVICE OVER THE WIRELESS MESH

  • Go to *Basic (if coming from the advanced menu) –> Basic Configuration –> Mesh Network*
  • On the upper-right of the mesh interface shown will be a delete button. Click that button.

![delete_mesh](https://f.cloud.github.com/assets/1226247/2221377/02ea202a-9a58-11e3-9be9-909493450d4c.png)

  • You will be taken to a changed page which will show the following.

![eth-changed](https://f.cloud.github.com/assets/1226247/2221389/1f8b6658-9a58-11e3-9f20-1bc8e0981f5e.png)

  • Click save, and DO NOT wait for the changes to be applied. The connection is about to be broken to that ip address. So, after about 15 seconds you can leave that page

ON THE FIRST DEVICE

  • At this point the second device will fall off the mesh network.
  • Now you will turn off the wireless meshing on the first device.
  • Go to *Basic (if coming from the advanced menu) –> Basic Configuration –> Mesh Network*
  • On the upper-right of the mesh interface shown will be a delete button. Click that button.
  • Click save. Unlike the device that we changed over the mesh network WAIT for this page to finish applying changes.

REBOOT BOTH ROUTERS

  • Once both nodes come back online go to the access point of one node.
  • On the status page you will see the other node listed as a neighbor
  • At this point you have confirmed that the nodes are meshing over ethernet using the wired-ethernet address you set in the additional network interfaces section.

![eth-connected](https://f.cloud.github.com/assets/1226247/2221405/556e6874-9a58-11e3-965f-3ad768731ca2.png)

Confirm Wired Meshing

If you can see connection between the two nodes meshing using any of the following menu's then the nodes are properly meshing over ethernet

  • Advanced –> Status –> OLSR –> Routes

![eth-olsr-routes](https://f.cloud.github.com/assets/1226247/2221424/9a44670a-9a58-11e3-8410-45bb792983cf.png)

  • Advanced –> Status –> OLSR –> Topology

![eth-topo](https://f.cloud.github.com/assets/1226247/2221436/bac4288a-9a58-11e3-9ca9-56a4ce2b97fb.png)

  • Basic –> Status –> Mesh Visualizer

![eth-viz](https://f.cloud.github.com/assets/1226247/2221413/7c0227d2-9a58-11e3-8cb0-ea98aa80cea8.png)

general_resources/documentation/router/archived/mesh_over_ethernet.txt · Last modified: 2014/02/27 16:00 (external edit)
 
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