Science & Engineering Research Support soCiety (SERSC)
Wireless Mesh Network (WMN) presents the authors a key emerging technology which can construct the next generation wireless multi-hop network. It combines the advantages of both Mobile Ad-hoc NETwork (MANET) and traditional fixed network. The applications of WMNs also attract significant industrial and academic attentions. As a vital function of network communication, multicast is normally applied to transmit data for high-definition video and gaming in WMNs. Therefore, the multicast routing algorithms are very important to the performance of group communication in WMNs.