A Study of Different Layers and Routing Protocols in Wireless Mesh Networks
In this paper, the authors study the different layers and routing protocols in wireless mesh network. Wireless Mesh Networks (WMNs) consist of mesh routers and mesh clients, where mesh routers have minimal mobility and form the backbone of WMNs. They provide network access for both mesh and conventional clients. The integration of WMNs with other networks such as the Internet, cellular, IEEE 802.11, IEEE 802.15, IEEE 802.16, sensor networks, etc., can be accomplished through the gateway and bridging functions in the mesh routers. Mesh clients can be either stationary or mobile and can form a client mesh network among themselves and with mesh routers.