Date Added: Nov 2012
Wireless network refers to any type of computer network that is not connected by cables of any kind. It is a method by which homes, telecommunications networks and enterprise installations avoid the costly process of introducing cables into a building, or as a connection between various equipment locations. This paper presents overviews of different wireless networks. It also discusses some characteristics difference of Mobile Ad-hoc NETwork, Wireless Sensor Networks and Wireless Mesh Network and compared each other with in the area of routing protocols, topology, traffic, inter-path interference, link capacity and channel diversity.