Wireless Mesh Networks: Network Architecture, Routing Protocols and Research Challenges

International Journal of Computer & Organization Trends  (IJCOT)          
© 2014 by IJCOT Journal
Volume - 4 Issue - 5
Year of Publication : 2014
Authors : Chintan B. Khatri , Karan B. Maniar
DOI :  10.14445/22492593/IJCOT-V13P302


Chintan B. Khatri , Karan B. Maniar. "Wireless Mesh Networks: Network Architecture, Routing Protocols and Research Challenges", International Journal of Computer & organization Trends (IJCOT)V4(5):49-52 Sep - Oct 2014, ISSN:2249-2593, www.ijcotjournal.org. Published by Seventh Sense Research Group.


Wireless mesh networks (WMNs) have the potential to revolutionize the way we use the Internet. These networks have a low power requirement and therefore could be potentially fuelled by a low cost renewable energy source. Numerous spaced out meshed nodes route the data in a multi-hop manner in the WMNs. The WMN can be designed using three different network architectures. The key benefits of using a wireless mesh network are that they are easily adaptable, expandable and have low cost compared to conventional networks. Also WMNs support high demand, which is a must in today’s world. In this paper, we study the network architectures, routing protocols, and the research challenges of WMNs.


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