International Journal of Computer Science and Network Solutions (IJCSNS)
Ad hoc networks usually refer to networks created for a special purpose. They can be established every time and everywhere, and they are usually comprised of a group of workstations or other wireless devices that communicate directly with each other to exchange information. Usually there is no central management available. The topology in ad hoc networks may change rapidly due to the unpredictable mobility of individual devices. A Wireless Mesh Network (WMN) comes under the category of ad hoc networks that is a collection of self configuring, self-healing stationary mesh routers and mobile clients.