Provided by: IARIA
Date Added: Feb 2012
Wireless Mesh Networks (WMNs) are networks that aim to establish hybrid wireless communications in areas with little or no telecommunication infrastructure available. The main motivation of these networks in Brazil and other developing countries, particularly in remote areas, is providing Internet access in places without commercial infrastructure and where the telecom operators have no economic interest due to its low demand. The idea is that a user in the network can forward the packets of distant users to the wired network connection point. Currently, wireless mesh networks use the IEEE 802.11 (WLAN) protocol due its availability and lowcost.