Relay-Aided Association Method for Wireless Mesh Networks
The user association mechanism specified by the IEEE 802.11 standard is important for the performance of the access link. But the widely used method based on the Received Signal Strength Indication (RSSI) is not effective, even reduces the optional scope of the access link. Furthermore, the condition of the access link and the multi-hop backbone should be considered in wireless mesh networks. In this paper, the authors propose a relay-aided association method for extending the optional scope of access link and increasing the access rate in wireless mesh networks.