Date Added: Apr 2012
Wireless Mesh Networks (WMNs) are one of the few commonly implemented types of Mobile Ad-hoc NETworks (MANETs); several companies offer WMNs for broadband Internet access and for extending the coverage of wireless local area networks. In Wireless Mesh Networks (WMNs), the performance is degraded frequently due to link failures. This paper presents an Autonomous network Reconfiguration System (ARS) that enables a recovery of local link failures autonomously. First, ARS detects link failures by monitoring the network conditions accurately and upon detection of a failure, triggers network reconfiguration. ARS generates a local network reconfiguration plans for each link failure by keeping minimum network changes.