A Multi-Radio 802.11 Mesh Network Architecture

Date Added: Jan 2010
Format: PDF

Routers equipped with multiple 802.11 radios can alleviate capacity problems in wireless mesh networks. However, a practical, complete system architecture that can realize the benefits of multiple radios does not exist. The focus of the work is to offer such an architecture. The architecture provides solutions to challenges in three key areas. The first is the construction of a Split Wireless Router that enables modular wireless mesh routers to be constructed from commodity hardware. A split wireless router alleviates the interference that can occur between commodity radios within a single piece of hardware.