[lime-users] Debugging fresh install on Ubiquiti

Ilario iochesonome at gmail.com
Wed Apr 27 09:13:33 UTC 2016

2016-04-15 18:27 GMT+02:00 Marvin Arnold <marvin at unplugged.im>:
> Hi everyone, I've spent the past few weeks trying to find routers without
> blocked firmware and test small deployments of Libre-Mesh. First off, are
> there any online tutorials / walkthroughs on installation? I'm basing
> everything off one workshop I went to.

Hi Marvin! Sorry for the delay!!
Up to now there's first flashing guide for Libre-Mesh, as it's
suggested to follow the generic OpenWrt guide for flashing:
and the OpenWrt instructions for specific devices:
I'm sorry for this lack of documentation on Libre-Mesh side, if you
will to write one on the wiki... :D

> I'm at the point now where I have a two Ubiquity airGateways and one
> airRouter flashed with builds from here
> <http://chef.altermundi.net/downloads/libre-mesh/r44952/1509/ar71xx/>.

Perfect! That's the right Libre-Mesh stable firmware source.

> They
> are able to broadcast the Libre-Mesh and Libre-Mesh/routerID SSIDs.

Ok :)

> But I'm unable to open the router settings. Since I've flashed, I haven't
> been able to access any router using any of the following:,
>, thisnode.info or http://anygw.

Mmmh I supposed that both thisnode.info or http://anygw should work...
Did you try to connect to the Libre-Mesh router disconnecting your PC
from any other network?
Both via cable and via wireless?
The IP of the Libre-Mesh router is set in a way to not have
collisions, so it's quite random.
For discovering the router IPv4 and IPv6 and IPv6 link local you have
many ways on Linux (wireshark, netdiscover, ping6 ff02::1%interface,
arp-scan, nmap). I heard about an Android app also (Fing). On other
operating systems no idea.
Also on this point we should write a wiki page...

> Any tips about what steps I can take next to debug what's going on? I have
> no prior experience with Libre-Mesh or OpenWRT so you may have to speak very
> slowly to me.

Just connect to the router and try to discover it's IP first, then we'll see :)

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