Integrated Security Framework for Hybrid Wireless Mesh Networks
Hybrid Wireless Mesh Network (WMN) is a special case of infrastructural mesh network which utilizes heterogeneous wireless networks for communication. The integration of WMNs with other networks such as the internet, cellular, IEEE 802.11, IEEE 802.15, IEEE 802.16, sensor networks, etc., can be accomplished through the gateway and bridging functions in the mesh routers. An integrated security mechanism is a key challenge in the integration on such networks. In this paper, the authors analyze the problems in the integration of various heterogeneous wireless networks.