Chapter 4. Mesh Networks – Basics

  1. Bernhard H. Walke1,
  2. Stefan Mangold2 and
  3. Lars Berlemann1
  1. Guido Hiertz,
  2. Erik Weiss and
  3. Bernhard H. Walke

Published Online: 11 DEC 2006

DOI: 10.1002/9780470058800.ch4

IEEE 802 Wireless Systems: Protocols, Multi-Hop Mesh/Relaying, Performance and Spectrum Coexistence

IEEE 802 Wireless Systems: Protocols, Multi-Hop Mesh/Relaying, Performance and Spectrum Coexistence

How to Cite

Hiertz, G., Weiss, E. and Walke, B. H. (2006) Mesh Networks – Basics, in IEEE 802 Wireless Systems: Protocols, Multi-Hop Mesh/Relaying, Performance and Spectrum Coexistence (eds B. H. Walke, S. Mangold and L. Berlemann), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470058800.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 1

    ComNets, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

  2. 2

    Swisscom Innovations, Switzerland

Author Information

  1. ComNets, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 DEC 2006
  2. Published Print: 17 NOV 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470014394

Online ISBN: 9780470058800

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Keywords:

  • mesh network basics;
  • wireless mesh network capability in relay frames;
  • wireless mesh networks classification;
  • single-hop frames (inside BSS) and multi-hop frames (in ESS);
  • radio channel capacity exploitation by spatial reuse;
  • fairness and congestion avoidance;
  • Flow Admission Control (FAsC);
  • Early Route Rearrangement (ERRA) protocol and Ad-Hoc On-Demand Distance Vector Routing (AODV)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Classification of Wireless Mesh Networks

  • General Problem Statement

  • Exploiting the Capacity of the Radio Channel by Spatial Reuse

  • Fairness and Congestion Avoidance

  • Routing

  • Summary