Date Added: Oct 2010
Wireless Mesh Networks (WMNs) have gained considerable interest in expanding IEEE 802.11 networks to large-scale enterprise and community scenarios, primarily because its capability of providing wide-band ubiquitous network access to a significant number of users. However, the mesh nodes are typically limited in resources such as bandwidth, computation power and memory. Moreover, the shared wireless medium introduces the interference. All these result in unsatisfactory network performance. In this dissertation, the authors tackle several issues related to the system performance of the wireless mesh networks.