Outdoor Access Point with enough RAM to run the latest Gargoyle versions

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Outdoor Access Point with enough RAM to run the latest Gargoyle versions

Postby WRT_tester » Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:20 pm

Hi!

I am looking for a piece of hardware.

Summary of question:
can you please recommend an outdoor Access Point with enough RAM to run the latest Gargoyle versions?

Background:
For a small(!) club in the country side I am looking for a solution to share a xDSL fiber connection via WiFi.
So no other WiFi around, support for 2.4GHz is enough.

Automatic data allowances for visitors with a (daily) reset are necessary. That is how I found 'Gargoyle'.
The configuration would be a simple
- ADSL/VDSL router from the Internet access provider
- an Access point for outdoors to broadcast a 2.4GHz signal

Only 2-5 clients at the same time are expected. Only one uses it to stream videos.
So no special Multi-MIMO is necessary but would still be welcome.

On the supported Hardware list I found the 'Ubiquiti NanoStation Loco M2' which ticks all the necessary boxes.

BUT it has only the 'bare minimum' amount of RAM.
And the documentation strongly advises against buying such a limited device.

Do you have any suggestion please?

Kind Regards

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Re: Outdoor Access Point with enough RAM to run the latest Gargoyle versions

Postby ispyisail » Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:12 pm

You could use an indoor unit (Gargoyle) then use a ubnt unifi unit outside.

Unifi is "transparent" meaning gargoyle router does all the work.

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Re: Outdoor Access Point with enough RAM to run the latest Gargoyle versions

Postby CBx86 » Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:00 am

Or a outdoor, good antenna, cable, with modem indoor.

With me, the hermetic/closed used outdoor box always overheat the AP, and he dies in moths. (I live in a hot country )

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Re: Outdoor Access Point with enough RAM to run the latest Gargoyle versions

Postby WRT_tester » Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:43 pm

Hi!

Revised request:
Please provide a sequence of steps to get and add the Gargoyle packages to an existing OpenWRT installation.

Background:
Thanks for your suggestions. I would really like to have a single broadcasting device attached to an unmodified provider-router.

I have searched for hours now and am thoroughly confused.

Even if I find a device in the right hardware revision that is supported by OpenWRT this still does not mean I will find a Gargoyle build ready made for it.

So I am now referring to the FAQ:
Gargoyle is based on the most recent Kamikaze release of the OpenWrt firmware. In fact, Gargoyle can easily be installed as a series of packages on top of a default Kamikaze installation.

Still the configuration of all the packages would have to be done manually.

So I would buy an outdoor AP in the right hardware revision to install OpenWRT on it. Then I would like to install and setup the Gargoyle additions.

But I couldn't find a reference on how to install and set up which series of packages. Also is there a place to download the binaries of these packages because I can't dig in as a full scale developer with all sorts of compilers and source hubs flooding my hard drive just for the one device that is not even my own (and I am on a very limited data plan).

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Re: Outdoor Access Point with enough RAM to run the latest Gargoyle versions

Postby ispyisail » Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:00 am

Please provide a sequence of steps to get and add the Gargoyle packages to an existing OpenWRT installation.


Impossible now

It was possible 10 years ago.

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Re: Outdoor Access Point with enough RAM to run the latest Gargoyle versions

Postby ispyisail » Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:03 am

Here is a list of supported routers as of today's date

http://bit.ly/2MBpxku

You might find an outdoor unit in the list, I don't know.

ubnt outdoor devices once were supported but the ones I used had low ram/flash/CPU?

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Re: Outdoor Access Point with enough RAM to run the latest Gargoyle versions

Postby ispyisail » Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:10 am

Code: Select all

gargoyle_1.11.x-ath25-ubnt2-pico2-squashfs-sysupgrade.bin
gargoyle_1.11.x-ar71xx-generic-ubnt-nano-m-squashfs-sysupgrade.bin
gargoyle_1.11.x-ar71xx-generic-ubnt-air-gateway-squashfs-sysupgrade.bin
gargoyle_1.11.x-ar71xx-generic-ubnt-unifi-outdoor-squashfs-factory.bin
gargoyle_1.11.x-ar71xx-generic-ubnt-rocket-m-squashfs-sysupgrade.bin
gargoyle_1.11.x-ar71xx-generic-ubnt-unifi-outdoor-squashfs-sysupgrade.bin
gargoyle_1.11.x-ar71xx-generic-ubnt-airrouter-squashfs-factory.bin
gargoyle_1.11.x-ar71xx-generic-ubnt-bullet-m-squashfs-sysupgrade.bin
gargoyle_1.11.x-ar71xx-generic-ubnt-rocket-m-squashfs-factory.bin
gargoyle_1.11.x-ar71xx-generic-ubnt-nano-m-squashfs-factory.bin

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Re: Outdoor Access Point with enough RAM to run the latest Gargoyle versions

Postby ispyisail » Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:20 am

I'm going to suggest

Bullet M

or

UniFi AC Mesh (not supported by Gargoyle yet)

Both under powered for big loads


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