As a result of 6 month's work, We are glad to present new TDMA for WiFi implementation.
If describe new release in a some words, it is faster, flexible and durable.
In a new release, We kept all positive points of previous implementation - excellent adaptability to the very noised environments and long distance links, and made the product better.
We reduced latency and improved throughput up to 50%.
Currently, our TDMA extension supports only Atheros-based radios (through ath5k and ath9k drivers).
Whole time when we create first TDMA implementation, we dreamed to have TDMA support for different radios.
And while we have ported our code to the new compat-wireless branch....
We have implemented the TDMA extension for some Realtek-based radios (for the rtlwifi-supported radios).
The implementation is under the laboratory testing now. We use rtl8723ae radios for testing.
The first results are promising.
NETSHe Lab Ltd. is very glad to inform that the NETSHe-2.0 software is released.
NETSHe-2.0 software includes original WebUI, a couple of software packages and SDK to build NETSHe based firmwares.
The main feature of NETSHe-2.0 is including of NETSHe Lab's wireless stack extensions like TDMA for ordinary 802.11a/b/g/n hardware.
Also, wireless stack extensions include 5/10/20/40MHZ channel widths support, channel shifting with 1MHz step and frame compression. All wireless extensions are supported for the hardware through ath5k/ath9k drivers.
Our reseller in India (WaveNet) has installed and tested the 34Km link with our TDMA peer-to-peer implementation.
Detailed report (with hardware, latency, throughput and other data) is available at http://www.netshe.ru/files/doc/en/netwave_p2p_test_34km.pdf
NETSHe Lab Ltd. has implemented time division multiply access for ordinary 802.11a/b/g/n hardware.
Presentation at http://www.netshe.ru/files/doc/en/netshe_tdma_pres_en.pdf provides brief overview for the implementation.
NETSHe Lab Ltd. presents time division multiply access (TDMA) implementation for ordinary 802.11 a/b/g/n equipment
Goal TDMA advantages in comparison with the CSMA/CA
What's new in version 2.0?
At this moment:
NETSHe requires less space!
Wireless interfaces setup made easy! 4addr in 'Client' mode is enabled by default.
Wireless setup is more powerfull! It is possible to change wireless queues parameters for 'AP' and 'Ad-Hoc' modes.
Serial over IP and USB over IP wizard and software are included!
Next stable release of OpenWRT (Attitude Adjustment) is supported!
More suppoorted hardware plaforms!