Demonstration of Automatic Address and Radio Parameters Assignment in MANET Using DHCP Protocol Extensions
The authors propose procedures for autoconfiguration of multi-hop wireless ad-hoc networks based on DHCP protocol. The proposed mechanism provides automatic address and radio parameters set-up for nodes with multiple radio interfaces, allowing to fully automatically form and to start a wireless mesh network and to route packets. The autoconfiguration schema was implemented and tested on OpenWRT platform. The demonstration shows how multiple Mikrotik routerboard with three 802.11g interfaces can fully automatically create a multi-hop wireless network, assign IP addresses, and radio channels. It will also include the automatic visualization of network topology by network management software.