802.11 Mesh Network with WiLink 8


I am trying to create a 802.11 Mesh Network using BBG-W. It seems to me that it should be possible as TI has advertised that their WiLink 8 modules are capable of this type of network.

I first tried to use “sudo iw phy phy0 interface add mesh0 type mp mesh_id mymesh”, but it returns “Operation not supported (-95)”. Then, I noticed that “iw list” says only:

" Supported interface modes:

  • managed
  • AP
  • monitor
  • P2P-client
  • P2P-GO
  • P2P-device"

So no mesh…

I am using “BBGW-blank-debian-8.5-seeed-iot-armhf-2016-07-10-4gb.img.xz” image.

I hope this is a driver related problem, is that it?

If so, how should I proceed? Follow http://processors.wiki.ti.com/index.php/WiLink8_Linux_Getting_Started_Guide to create a compatible image?


Hi Pedro,

mesh networks use a 802.11.15.4 link layer

Hi Mark,
FYI, 802.11 and 802.15.4 protocol is different.
The 802.11 is for Wi-Fi connectivity, and 802.15.4 is for Low Power Wireless Area Network, especially for Sensor Network.