I recently learned that Wifi Rush, a vendor who used to stock Engenius EOC-1650s flashed with r2695 'stable' ROBIN firmware, is discontinuing these units since the EOC-1650 is apparently "End of Line" now. They say any replacement Engenius units will be 802.11n and have NG firmware.
With the declining number of vendors offering 802.11g nodes pre-flashed with r2695 (if this number isn't already 0?), I'm curious if any known dashboards exist, besides Cloudtrax, that support checkins from NG nodes.
The MeshConnect dashboard does not support checkins from NG nodes, upon initial testing. Likewise, the Wifi Mesh GPL dashboard (a successor to robin-dash), now uses a different API than current ROBIN nodes, if I understand correctly. Also, the commercial Meshroot-s firmware Antonio is working on itself requires a new dashboard service.
I presume Robin.v2 is intended to maintain compatibility with ROBIN / old Cloudtrax / MeshConnect / robin-dash / etc., but it is not stable yet.
It certainly generous of Cloudtrax / Open Mesh to continue offering free dashboard service for nodes running NG. However, does this now mean that being sold a node pre-flashed with NG firmware effectively requires one to use the Cloudtrax dashboard?
(Short of manually re-flashing the node with some yet-to-be-named firmware?)