PART 2: Is there a monthly fee/subscription and can I use my own different router for the Mosselbay Mesh Network?
Once you buy the prescribed/compatible router and install it you are part of the Mossel Bay Mesh Network. There is no monthly compulsory fee/subscription except the initial outlay to buy a compatible router. By joining the mesh you are obliged to share and extend the mesh in the same way that it was shared with you.
You will not be able to use your own Internet home router as we replace the router firmware with AREDN Firmware. Currently only certain Ubiquiti Hardware are compatible. The recommended router we currently support is the Ubiquiti NanoStation M5. We sometimes have pre-configured routers available at cost.
Please do not buy this router before you are certain that you receive a Mossel Bay Mesh Network node signal at your home. We can test and assist you to ensure that you have a good operating signal.
If you are benefiting from the network, or you would like to help us extend the network, you may be interested in making a small donation. Donations whether it is old or new equipment, money or lending a helping hand with installations all help us to upkeep the Mossel Bay Mesh Network. See our website by clicking on Donations and CONTACT US.
We also do installs on high rising buildings and set up high-bandwidth point-to-point backbones with dedicated hardware. If you have a building or tower and would like to assist with this dedicated service please CONTACT US.