Self-Configuration and Self-Optimization Process in Heterogeneous Wireless Networks

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Executive Summary

Self-organization in Wireless Mesh Networks (WMN) is an emergent research area, which is becoming important due to the increasing number of nodes in a network. Consequently, the manual configuration of nodes is either impossible or highly costly. So it is desirable for the nodes to be able to configure themselves. In this paper, the authors propose an alternative architecture for self-organization of WMN based on Optimized Link State Routing Protocol (OLSR) and the Ad hoc On Demand distance Vector (AODV) routing protocols as well as using the technology of software agents. They argue that the proposed self-optimization and self-configuration modules increase the throughput of network, reduce delay transmission and network load, and decrease the traffic of HELLO messages according to network's scalability.

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