Talisman/Mesh V1.3.7 Firmware
Please select the appropriate file for your router manufacturer and model.
Talisman/Mesh is a firmware for building self-configuring "mesh" networks from commonly available wireless routers.
Talisman/Mesh supports the following features -
1) Automatic discovery of neighbor mesh nodes
2) Automatic address assignment among mesh nodes
3) Automatic routing and route distribution
4) Automatic distribution of nameservers
5) Automatic distribution of hostnames
Talisman/Mesh is designed to solve a series of issues that make deployment of wide area wireless networks problematic. Normally wireless networks with more than a single AP require manual linking, IP address assignment, routing, and there is little or no failover.
Talisman/Mesh is designed to allow spontaneous of creation of wireless networks with 2 or more AP nodes with a minimum of setup and maintenance.
The only items that must be common among all wireless nodes in a Talisman/Mesh network are the wireless SSID and channel. If encryption is enabled, you must also use the same encryption method and keys throughout the mesh.
The mesh firmware supports the Apple Rendezvous/Bonjour protocol for remote administration. Mesh nodes are automatically discovered and listed on any Macintosh computers connected to a mesh cloud. For Windows machines please download and install Apple's free Bonjour package for Windows from http://www.apple.com/macosx/features/bonjour . When Bonjour for Windows is installed you can browse and administer all mesh nodes within a cloud by clicking on the Bonjour button from within Internet Explorer. For Linux and BSD Unix please install the avahi Rendezvous/Bonjour suite.
Please see the Sveasoft Support Forum for a HowTo on setting up a mesh network.