Using GL-iNet's AR150 board and case, we've configured the A150 to mesh both wirelessly over it's 2.4GHz 802.11n interface as well as it's Fast Ethernet WAN port. Simply plug in the A150 to your home router and you will begin broadcasting an open WiFi signal that guests and the public can use. Meshing occurs automatically over both interfaces, your router simply needs to be in range of another mesh-enable router for pairing to occur.
The A150 is most useful for apartment-dwellers who may not be able to attach a device to their exterior wall but do wish to participate in their community's wireless mesh network. The A150 is small enough that it can sit comfortably on a window sill and still provide coverage to the street.
Powered by an included Micro USB power cable, the A150 will provide mesh and Internet access throughout your house or business with excellent throughput and reliability.
Repeater vs Gateway, whats the difference?
Repeater - In repeater configuration, the router acts almost as a "signal booster" to our network. It wouldn't be connected to your network, but it would connect to PittMesh, and it would repeat the signal for the area. This configuration would also be able to access the internet through other PittMesh Routers.
Gateway - In gateway configuration, the router would not only repeat the signal for the PittMesh network, but also provide Internet access to fellow PittMesh members. This router would connect to your network, unlike the repeater configuration.
Why do I need to choose an SSID?
The PittMesh network uses various SSIDs on the network to better manage and troubleshoot different nodes. Our normal format is as follows:PittMesh-YourLocation-2401
All SSIDs that are part of the PittMesh network have the prefix PittMesh-.
The next line, "YourLocation", is normally the address that the node is installed at, without spaces. Example: 744EWarringtonAve (You can leave this as "anonymous" at checkout if you prefer to not have your address in the SSID!)
The last section, 240*, shows what frequency the device is operating at, and also shows which device is broadcasting. For example, our indoor router, being the first router, would be 2401 and our outdoor router would be 2402. The 24 stands for 2.4 GHz, and the 01-99 depends on how many of our devices you are hosting at your location.
|Ethernet Ports||2x Fast Ethernet (100M) Ethernet Ports|
|Operating Frequency||2.4 GHz b/g/n|
|Operating System||OpenWRT 14.07 Barrier Breaker|
|Power||5v @ 1A|
|USB||1x USB 2.0 Port (Inside Case)|
|Case||1x Indoor Smooth White Plastic Case|
|Flash Memory||16 MB|
|Chipset||Atheros AR9331 SoC|
- Product Code: A150
- Availability: Out Of Stock