What is qMp?¶
- It is firmware for embedded network devices based on OpenWRT GNU/linux operating system
- It provides an easy way to set up networks using MESH it doesn't matter your they are either wired or WiFi or a mix of both
- It is a fast and reliable way to extend an Internet uplink to end-users
Why?¶Two main purposes:
- For quick deployments.
There's no need to think about network topology, all you need to do is to spread the nodes and connect one to internet.
Use it in any kind of environments like concerts, meetings, demonstrations or in case of a natural disaster.
- For the wireless communities
If you are new into this all you need to become part of the existing community or to start building one is to download and install the firmware. It won't take you more than the time you need to take a coffee to have your node ready to be put in place.
But if you are already an old hands at wireless communities here is qMp to let you forget about all those weird network administration tricks that don't last more than a day in your mind and focus on what makes your community grow, that is, the nodes deployment.
- Providing a complete autoconfiguration system from the first boot
- Using a set of Layer 3 MESH protocols: BMX6 (main), olsr6 and babel
- Using IPv6 as the main IP protocol
- Using IPv4 only for end-user connection (using tunneling)
- Providing an easy and intuitive administration web interface (LuCI based)
So far is only only available for high performance devices like Alix (PC Engines) and RouterStation Pro (Ubiquiti) and supports out of the box any number of WiFi and/or Ethernets cards/ports.
But qMp is Free software, so if it doesn't perfectly suits for you all you need to do is to modify it and send us your patches to let us apply them.
- Also made available a set of OpenWRT packages
- The main part of this project has been freely contributed by a bunch of wireless enthusiast, but in the year 2011 it has been partially funded by Funació PuntCat.