painlessMesh

Connect to a painlessMesh network

Allows to connect from Android to a painlessMesh network and act like a node. The app can connect, request routing info (NODE_SYNC_REQUEST) and send single (SINGLE) and broadcast (BROADCAST) messages. There is no support for (TIME_DELAY), (TIME_SYNC) and (NODE_SYNC_REPLY). The app is connecting to the closest painlessMesh AP.

Due to restrictions of Android, painlessMesh can not have AP and STA mode running in parallel. Since Android 6 it requires the location service permission from the user to be able to scan for Wi-Fi networks.

Packages

Although APK downloads are available below to give you the choice, you should be aware that by installing that way you will not receive update notifications and it's a less secure way to download. We recommend that you install the F-Droid client and use that.

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  • Version 1.4 (14) - Added on 2019-06-06

    This version requires Android 5.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • view Wi-Fi connections
      Allows the app to view information about Wi-Fi networking, such as whether Wi-Fi is enabled and name of connected Wi-Fi devices.
    • connect and disconnect from Wi-Fi
      Allows the app to connect to and disconnect from Wi-Fi access points and to make changes to device configuration for Wi-Fi networks.
    • access approximate location (network-based)
      This app can get your location based on network sources such as cell towers and Wi-Fi networks. These location services must be turned on and available on your phone for the app to be able to use them.
    • modify or delete the contents of your SD card
      Allows the app to write to the SD card.
    • read the contents of your SD card
      Allows the app to read the contents of your SD card.

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