Networking

Scalable Multi-Hop Routing in Wireless Networks

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Executive Summary

Infrastructure-less wireless multi-hop networks have long been proposed for natural disaster and warfare scenarios. However, the current demand of such networks has been towards social networking, gaming and ultimately, ubiquitous computing. In fact, the increasing number of users that own wireless capable devices is taking these networks to an entirely different scale. Existing routing protocols do not scale and do not consider the context wherein services operate. By presenting an alternative routing scheme that appropriately handles mobility of users among different contexts, large-scale clustered wireless networks are designed, using an efficient gateway selection with load-balancing capabilities.

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