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Welcome to the Village Telco Wiki. This site contains documentation on various aspects of Village Telco technology and operation. If you're interested in learning more about actual Village Telco deployments, have a look at the Deployments section of the Village Telco website.


Mesh Node Hardware

There's no vendor lock-in with Village Telco. While we do manufacture the Mesh Potato, we recognise that there are many excellent WiFi manufacturers and for some scenarios, other hardware may be desirable. Accordingly we produce a Village Telco firmware for Ubiquiti and TP-Link hardware. If you have another OpenWRT-compatible device that you would like to see the Village Telco firmware running, please get in touch

Mesh Potato



Feature Comparison MP01 and MP02

Ubiquiti Devices


Long Range Devices

TP Link Devices

TP Link

Mesh Node Firmware

Firmware Versions

VT Firmware

SECN Firmware Roadmap

SECN 1.0 Firmware

SECN 1.1 Firmware

SECN 2.0 Firmware

SECN 2.1 Firmware

SECN 3 Firmware

SECN 4 Firmware

SECN 5 Firmware

SECN 6 Firmware.

WNETS 1.0 Firmware

Digital Library Firmware

Build Environment

How To Set Up a SECN Build Environment

Server Options for Village Telco

In the past, Village Telco developed its own server solution which comprised Asterisk and A2Billing with a simplified UI for A2Billing as well as an installation wizard. We haven't been able to continuously update this software combination and it has to some degree now been eclipsed by other options. You can read more about it Archives/Village_Telco_Server of this wiki.

Voice Billing



Data Billing


Mesh Network Monitoring

Not to be confused with standard networking monitoring tools like Munin, Nagios, Zabbix, and others, mesh monitoring tools measure the health of the mesh routes on the network. Some of them can do some of the monitoring that standard networking monitoring tools can do but the reverse is not true.

HowTo Guides


MP02 Quick Start

MP02 Miniguide

SECN Tutorial


Internet Content Filtering in SECN

Asterisk Tweaks on MP2

Solar Power for MP2


SECN WAN Options

SECN Softphone Support

Monitoring your Mesh Potato Network with Munin

Mesh Gateway Settings and Bridge Loop Avoidance

Optimizing dense meshes for call capacity and bandwidth

Testing Data Transfer Rates on a Mesh

SECN 1.1 Bridged Client Mode Operation

How To Set up SECN 2.0 MP01 as a Wifi ATA

Asterisk Configuration in SECN


Adding an external antenna

Adding a Reflector to the MP-01

Building a Serial Port for TL-WR703N

Using a 3G USB Modem

Serial Port Access and Firmware Recovery for MP-02

Serial Port Access and Firmware Recovery for TL WR842ND

Serial Port Access and Firmware Recovery for TL MR3020

Power over Ethernet for MP02 and TP-Link Routers

Using USB WiFi Devices for Dual Radio

I2C Bus for MP02

1-Wire Bus for MP02

TestHost on MP02

RF Power Meter


Installing VT SECN Firmware

OpenWrt Failsafe Mode and Flash Recovery

Uboot and OpenWrt Failsafe on the MP02

Flashing a Ubiquiti Bullet M2HP with SECN

Flashing the TL WR703n for the first time

Automating remote management via ssh/scp

Firmware Development

How To Set Up a SECN Build Environment




Impact Research


How to contribute
Village Telco Documentation
Wireless Networks in the South


Other Projects


Raspberry PI

WIP Updates to this page - work in progress