An Active Access-Point Selection Approach for Dependable Wireless Mesh Networks

As an inexpensive, flexible, and scalable Internet-access wireless network, the authors have studied the architecture, protocols, and design optimizations of the Wireless Internet-access Mesh NETwork (WIMNET) that adopts multiple Access-Points (APs) connected through wire-less links. WIMNET can improve the dependability to failures of APs and/or their links by allocating APs redundantly in the network field. Because redundant APs may increase the operational cost and degrade the throughput due to increasing radio interferences, only the necessary APs for connectivity between the hosts and the Internet gateway should be activated in communications.

Provided by: World Scientific Publishing Topic: Mobility Date Added: Sep 2011 Format: PDF

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