Chapter 8. IEEE 802.11, 802.15 and 802.16 for Mesh Networks

  1. Bernhard H. Walke1,
  2. Stefan Mangold2 and
  3. Lars Berlemann1
  1. Guido Hiertz,
  2. Lars Berlemann,
  3. Harianto Wijaya,
  4. Christian Hoymann and
  5. Bernhard H. Walke

Published Online: 11 DEC 2006

DOI: 10.1002/9780470058800.ch8

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., Berlemann, L., Wijaya, H., Hoymann, C. and Walke, B. H. (2006) IEEE 802.11, 802.15 and 802.16 for Mesh Networks, 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.ch8

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

Keywords:

  • Access Point (AP) centered mesh networks;
  • mesh Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs);
  • mesh Wireless Personal Area Networks (WPANs);
  • mesh Wireless Metropolitan Area Networks (WMANs);
  • Several Working Groups (WGs);
  • Hybrid Wireless Mesh Protocol (HWMP);
  • mesh standardization activities in IEEE 802;
  • multi-hop operation in homogeneous and heterogeneous 802.11 and 802.16 wireless networks

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Approaches to Wireless Mesh Networks in IEEE and Industry

  • Extensions to IEEE 802 MAC Protocols – Homogeneous Multi-hop Networks

  • Extensions to IEEE 802 MAC Protocols for Heterogeneous Multi-hop Networks

  • Conclusion