Date Added: Jul 2010
Wireless Mesh Networking (WMN) is a network technology that offers a simple solution to create self organizing wireless networking opportunities between users and the backbone routers. The wireless nature of the network implies a redundancy in network traffic. Network coding offers a way to improve on the network performance, by sharing network resources while at the same time keeping information separate. This paper outlines the concept of practical WMNs together with Network Coding implementation. Wireless networking solutions such as 3G, Wi-Fi and WiMax offer great convenience to the Internet user today, with regards to mobility, ease of installing and hardware interfacing.