Performance Enhancement of AODV Routing Protocol in Wireless Mesh Networks
Performance of routing protocols mainly depends on efficient channel path establishment, route optimization and control overhead. Route optimization plays a pivotal role in \"Self-healing\" and \"Self-configuring\" Wireless Mesh Networks (WMN). State-of-the art routing protocols rely on IEEE 802.11 MAC and TCP congestion control mechanisms to optimize the performance of routing protocols. Since, traditional end-to-end TCP is designed for network congestion, it is difficult to identify route failure due to node mobility and buffer overflow. In addition, IEEE 802.11 MAC works on link connectivity which takes relatively long time to recover end-to-end route path.