International Journal of Advanced Research in Computer Science and Software Engineering (IJARCSSE)
With the use of wireless sensor networks in industrial settings, a new type of network topology, mesh networks, has emerged in today's market. Wireless mesh network is a promising technology is providing the last mile broadband access. Wireless mesh networks has the potential to deliver Internet broadband access, wireless local area network coverage and network connectivity for stationary or mobile hosts at low costs both for network operators and customers. A mesh network is reliable and offers redundancy. Various features of wireless mesh networks have attracted the research community, which led to the rapid growth of this technology. This paper presents technical overview on wireless mesh networks and emphasize the less obvious issues at each layer related to WMNs.