Traffic Shaping in Wireless Mesh Network

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Executive Summary

Wireless Mesh Networks (WMNs) consist of mesh routers and mesh clients, where mesh routers have minimal mobility. A WMN is dynamically self-organised and self-configured, with the nodes automatically establishing and maintaining mesh connectivity. The integration of WMNs with various existing wireless networks such as cellular, wireless sensor, Wi-Fi, WiMAX, Wi-Media networks, etc can be accomplished through the gateway and bridging functions in the mesh routers. WMNs have attracted considerable interest in recent years as a convenient, flexible and low-cost alternative to wired communication infrastructures in many contexts. Designing efficiency of WMNs has become a major task for network operators.

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