Date Added: Dec 2011
Wireless Mesh Networks (WMNs) offer a great promise in supporting ubiquitous multimedia Internet access for mobile or fixed Mesh Clients (MCs). In WMNs, Internet traffic from MCs is aggregated by serving Mesh Router (MR) and forwarded hop-by-hop by MRs to an Internet GateWay (IGW) or vice versa. While deploying MRs and IGWs, intricate relationships among antenna types, wireless links with adaptive modulation and coding, MAC scheduling, routing, and equipment cost render the network planning an extremely complex problem. This paper presents a novel Cross-layer MR Placement (CMRP) scheme that can cope up with this issue.