International Journal of Information and Electronics Engineering
Wireless Mesh Networks (WMNs) provide a reliable and a scalable solution for multicasting. This paper proposes a framework called Multicast Framework for Bandwidth management in WMN (MFBW) which combines the advantages of Shortest Path Tree (SPT) and Minimum Cost Tree (MCT) algorithm for efficient multicasting with optimal use of the bandwidth. Wireless Mesh Network (WMN) consists of a wireless backbone and mesh clients. The backbone consists of mesh routers and gateway nodes which form the back-haul links for providing Internet connectivity. The mesh clients may be stationary or mobile.