I'm working in a rural development project in Peru and we are deploying a mesh network with Nanostation M5 and Nanostation 5. The network will be mainly static, but maybe the links beetwen the nodes will have a unnestable bandwidth.
We are testing the performance of the mesh with some protocols like OLSR and Batman.
First of all I have installed openwrt and installed the kernel modules of batman-adv and all was OK .
Then we tested Commotion(openWRT + OLRS) too, but I don't understand very well how configurate OLSR and I can't get internet access from the nodes.
So we are looking for what protocol (with any plugin) is more efficient for our network. ¿What is the combination of firmware+protocol that you recommend us?
OLSR and Batman-adv have ETX/TQ like metric, but we would like that the nodes route the traffic priorizing the links with best bandwith available instead the links with best QoS(ETX). That is because finally, all the links tend to have ETX=1 at the expense of reduce de bandwidth(reducing the modulation and codification scheme in order to reduce looses), so the nodes route always for the shortest path...
Should we try OSPF?
Is Robin avaliable for Nanostation M5?
Any suggerence for our project?