Date Added: Nov 2009
Wireless Mesh Networks (WMN) encompass a new area of technology set to play an important role in the next generation wireless mobile networks. WMN is characterized by dynamic self-organization, self-configuration and self-healing to enable flexible integration, quick deployment, easy maintenance, low costs, high scalability, and reliable services. Security of such a network has always been an issue. In this paper, one have analyzed the fundamental security requirements of WMN and the challenges faced by it. One have also discussed the vulnerable features and possible active threats in WMN along with few defense mechanisms against such threats. This paper serves a baseline for developing a secured, full-proof WMN which takes care of all types of attacks.