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Nowdays, WLAN technology covers a wide variety of devices and applications used by many users around the globe. The most common standard in WLANs is the well known IEEE 802.11 which comprises a family of standards that each offer different kinds of characteristics. Neither the infrastructure nor the ad hoc mode made it possible to cover the demands of usage of WLANs. Demands, like mobility, pushed the standards over the edge and the term mesh networking was born. Devices no longer have to be in the same area where an access point is. They can gain access to services by other nearby access points that denote the same network.
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