How To – Manuals

How To – Manuals

HOW TO LISTEN TO LIVE AUDIO/PODCASTS ON THE MOSSEL BAY MESH NETWORK VIA YOUR ANDROID PHONE

I compiled the following guide on how to use the Mossel Bay Mesh Network to listen to live audio/podcasts on the Mossel Bay Mesh Network via your Android Phone.  (This will only work if you in reach of a AREDN Access Point in you area.)  Click How to listen to live audio on the Mossel Bay Mesh Network via your Android phone to download the PDF Manual

HOW TO LISTEN TO LIVE AUDIO/PODCASTS ON THE MOSSEL BAY MESH NETWORK VIA YOUR IPHONE

I compiled the following guide  on how to use the Mossel Bay Mesh Network to listen to live audio/podcasts on the Mossel Bay Mesh Network via your Iphone.  (This will only work if you in reach of a AREDN Access Point in you area.)  Click How to listen to live audio on the Mossel Bay Mesh Network via your Iphone to download the PDF Manual.

INSTALLING CITADEL EMAIL CLIENTS – UNDER CONSTRUCTION!!!

  • Thunderbird Email Setup: MsbMesh Network Service – Citadel Server

 

Herewith a short/cryptic basic setup/configuration for Thunderbird Email on the Citadel Server.

This cryptic manual is for Windows XP Pro and Thunderbird 52.4.0 (32 bit) version

Click to open Thunderbird.

Once open click on tools and then on Account Settings.

Create a new account. I used Msbmesh Email

Your name. I used Johan

Email Address. I used ZS1I@msbmesh.ddns.net

Leave every thing else as is and go to Outgoing Server (SMTP) near the bottom of the page. I added

Msbmesh Email – IP address where your server is located. I use a Raspberry Pi as my server and added the IP of the Raspberry Pi

Click on Server Setting on the left index.

Now add your server name: (IP Address)

User name: (Your email address) ZS1I@msbmesh.ddns.net

Port: 143

Leave everything else as is.

Click OK

A new account should appear in the left hand block of Thunderbird showing all your email boxes.

(Inbox, Send, Trash etc.)

Security Settings – Connection Security: STARTTLS

Authentication method: Normal Password

You should be ready to go. If you experience any problems then Google Search is your friend. I

can unfortunately not go into all the details here. REMEMBER: Versions of Thunderbird will

differ for each OS you use. ( Windows, Mac or Linux)

Remember Google Search if you experience and problems. It solved all my problems!!

This manual/script was compiled by the Administrator of the Mossel Bay Mesh Network.

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  • Outlook Express Email Setup: MsbMesh Network – Citadel Server

Herewith a short/cryptic basic setup/configuration for using Outlook Express Email on the Citadel Server as another Mesh Service. – Outlook Express Email Setup MsbMesh Network Citadel Server\

INSTALLING CITADEL EMAIL SERVER ON RASPBERRY PI

Why use Citadel as and email Server?   Answer…. Powerful and flexible…..Packed with Futures and True open Source!!!

Powerful and Flexible:

Citadel is easy, versatile, and powerful, thanks to its exclusive “rooms” based architecture. No other platform seamlessly combines so many different features using this familiar and consistent metaphor.

Futures:

  • email
  • calendar/scheduling
  • address books
  • bulletin boards (forums)
  • mailing list server
  • instant messaging
  • wiki and blog engines
  • multiple domain support
  • a powerful web interface
  • rss aggregation
  • see the full feature list…

Open Source:

Citadel is 100% open source software using the GNU General Public License. It’s not a crippled, cut-down version of some expensive “enterprise” edition. The software is the very best available, and it’s all free software.

Link to Citadel Web Page

I have installed Citadel on the Mossel Bay Mesh Network and it is working flawlessly.

I compiled the following guide on how to use the Mossel Bay Mesh Network Web-Site (Please note these pages is not available on the Internet) – Installing Citadel Email Server on Raspberry Pi (Pdf Download)\

CREATE YOUR OWN MESHWEB-PAGE

It is up to you but a good thing would be to create meshweb-pages on a Raspberry Pi to inform you users of all things mesh and the services available to a user.   There are many software to create web-pages.  It is your choice on what to use.  I use software called GetSimple CMS.  GetSimple is an XML based, stand-a-alone, fully independent and lite Content Management System. To go along with its best-in-class user interface, it is loaded with features that every website needs, but with nothing it doesn’t. GetSimple is truly the simplest way to manage a small website. GetSimple is an open-source project licensed under the GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE v3.   I chose GetSimple because you don’t use a database to store your information, but instead depend on the simplicity of XML files. By utilizing XML, you are able stay away from introducing an extra layer of complexity and latency associated with connecting to a mySQL database. GetSimple was built specifically for the small-site market, but XML has proved absolutely the best option for data storage for sites from one page to over a hundred pages.  Here is the quick install guide provided by the GetSimple Team:  http://get-simple.info/wiki/quick_install

 

Photo:  Example page of the Mossel Bay Mesh Network Web-Site

I compiled the following guide on how to use the Mossel Bay Mesh Network Web-Site (Please note these pages is not available on the Internet) – How to use the MSB Mesh Web Site (PDF Download)

Flashing your AREDN Node

I do not deem it necessary to publish any manuals on installing and setting up AREDN firmware on your node.  There are lots of info and videos on the Internet how to do just that.  A WORD OF WARNING:  Do not rush into flashing new firmware onto you Ubiquiti product.  Read read read!  If you do not read then you might easily end up with a bricked Ubiquiti product.   You have been warned!!!!

Here are a few links on setting up you node:

Before flashing a Ubiquiti device that is running or has been running AirOS version 5.6 or higher, please run the AREDN U-Boot Test program before attempting a firmware load or upgrade.  

https://www.aredn.org/content/software

Warning AirOS 6.0.6 and newer: Uploading firmware to Ubiquiti: https://www.aredn.org/content/uploading-firmware-ubiquiti

How To Setup Your AREDN Node: https://www.aredn.org/content/how-setup-your-aredn-node

Software:  https://www.aredn.org/content/software

You installed the AREDN firmware and your node is now up and running.  What next?