IEEE 802.11s Wireless Mesh Networks: Challenges and Perspectives

  • Aggeliki Sgora
  • Dimitris D. Vergados
  • Periklis Chatzimisios
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 13)

Abstract

A promising solution for wireless environments is the wireless mesh technology that envisages supplementing wired infrastructure with a wireless backbone for providing Internet connectivity to mobile nodes (MNs) or users in residential areas and offices. The IEEE 802.11 TGs has started to work in developing a mesh standard for local area wireless networks. Although a lot of progress has been made and a few new drafts have been released recently, there exist many issues that demand enhanced or even new solutions to 802.11s mesh networking. This paper aims to overview the latest version of the IEEE 802.11s protocol (Draft 2.02), especially the MAC and routing layers, and to point out the challenges that these networks have to overcome in these layers.

Keywords

Wireless mesh network IEEE 802.11s routing MAC power management 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Aggeliki Sgora
    • 1
  • Dimitris D. Vergados
    • 1
    • 2
  • Periklis Chatzimisios
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Information and Communication Systems EngineeringUniversity of the AegeanKarlovassiGreece
  2. 2.Department of InformaticsUniversity of PiraeusPiraeusGreece
  3. 3.University of MacedoniaGreece

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