AREDN Announces Release of Second Beta, v126.96.36.199b2
If you are already on 188.8.131.52b01, then you can easily use the OTA (Over the Air) “keep settings” upgrade! Joe (AE6XE) did his first 5+mile remote-over-RF upgrade and saved an afternoon and a long uphill hike (This was on a Ubiquiti 3Ghz node). We’ve had some great feedback on the “part 97 only” channels where they have significantly improved link quality results
In addition, these are ‘clean’ image upgrades that minimize memory usage. Whenever ‘patch’ files are used on nodes, this is a memory additive process. In other words, a replaced file still has old file on the node in addition to the new the file. These BOTH consume precious system memory. The OTA upgrade, on the other hand, behaves as if you did a TFTP “clean” image load, but also pulls the config file settings across the upgrade! It’s a VERY COOL timesaver.
For those of you with tunnels, you will need to go into the Admin interface and click on the “Install Tunnel” button. However, after a quick install and reboot, all tunnel settings are preserved and no re-entry is needed. By design, we are not including add-on ‘packages’ like vtun in the OTA.