International Journal of Computer Networks and Wireless Communications (IJCNWC)
In this paper, the authors propose a proactive protocol Cross Layer based Temporally Ordered Routing Protocol (CL-TORA) is developed to measure the performance of the Wireless Mesh Networks (WMNs) by using a newly adopted routing metric NCLRM. CL-TORA considers four link quality impact factors in estimating the route selection through the cross layer strategy. The conventional layered-protocol architecture does not provide optimal performance for Wireless Mesh Networks (WMNs). The method of optimization decomposition of the protocol stack can achieve optimal network performance. This method usually results in a clean-slate protocol architecture that is different from the protocol architecture of WMNs.