International Journal of Computer Applications
Wireless Mesh Networks (WMNs) is emerging as a promising technology platform for future generation wireless networking. It has distinct technical advantages over other available wireless technologies. However, the increasing requirement of smart users drives heavy data traffic in WMNs and hence their load management becomes crucial for efficient network operation. Smarter load management also leads to higher WMN reliability, enhanced throughput, scalability and network availability. This paper provides a detailed investigation of various load management techniques for WMNs proposed so far that will enable the authors to better understand load balancing and associated challenges.