WiFIX+: A Multicast Solution for 802.11-Based Wireless Mesh Networks
IEEE 802.11 is currently one of the main wireless technologies enabling ubiquitous Internet access. With the growing demand for wireless Internet access and the limited 802.11 radio range, 802.11-based Wireless Mesh Networks have been proposed as a flexible and cost-effective solution to extend the radio coverage of existing network infrastructures. Many solutions have been proposed to create Wireless Mesh Networks automatically. However, they are either too complex or deal with multicast traffic inefficiently using pure flooding. The authors propose a simple and efficient solution, called WiFIX+, to forward multicast traffic over 802.11-based Wireless Mesh Networks.