Mobility

Review on Routing Algorithms in Wireless Mesh Networks

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Executive Summary

Wireless Mesh Networks (WMNs) have emerged as a key technology for next-generation wireless networking. This paper focuses on a variety of routing protocols that are used in wireless mesh networks and identify the performance of these routing protocols. The performance is done with regards to load balancing, packet delivery ratio, congestion, network overhead, throughput and mobility of nodes. Wireless Mesh Networks (WMNs) are dynamically self-organized and self-configured, with the nodes in the network automatically establishing an ad hoc network and maintaining the mesh connectivity. Wireless mesh networks offer advantages over other wireless networks; these include easy deployment, greater reliability, self-configuration, self healing, and scalability.

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