Enhancing a Network Coding Security Scheme to Prevent Packet Dropping in Wireless Mesh Networks
Wireless Mesh Networks (WMNs) are the networks that hold the most potential for practical wireless networks of the future. Network Coding (NC) works especially well in WMNs because of their broadcast feature. The nature of WMNs creates a security risk, because there are no control measures. The authors present a NC security scheme based on for WMNs. The scheme, that already addresses packet pollution attacks, will be enhanced to also address packet dropping in the network. The decrease in packet dropping will cause a decrease in delay and an increase in the efficiency and robustness of the network.