An adhoc wireless mesh routing daemon.
Version: 0.5.6-r3OLSR daemon is an implementation of the Optimized Link State Routing protocol. As such it allows mesh routing for any network equipment.
License: BSD License
Operating System: Linux
It runs on any wifi card that supports ad-hoc mode and of course on any ethernet device.
OLSR is next to AODV one of the main two internet standards for mesh networks. It is widely used and well tested.
Since OLSR is on layer 3, it is highly portable. So far it runs on
* Windows (XP and Visa)
* Linux (i386, arm, alpha, mips, xscale)
* OS X (powerpc, intel, xscale, iPhone)
* linux wifi phones (WIP)
* the $100 laptop ;-)
* the Intel Classmate
OLSR is fast and uses very little CPU time thus saving valuable battery power on embedded and portable devices.
OLSR is highly scalable. It runs on community wireless mesh networks with 2000 nodes (Athens wireless network), ~ 600 nodes (berlin FreiFunk.net), Leipzig Freifunk net, ~ 400 nodes (FunkFeuer.at).
This project is released under a BSD license.