A study on Enhanced Multipath Routing Protocol in Hybrid Wireless Mesh Network
Hybrid Wireless Mesh Networks (HWMNs) based on the IEEE 802.11 are being increasingly deployed as a varied network of Mobile Ad-hoc Network (MANET) to provide users with extended coverage for wireless Internet access. HWAN, however, has a problem of too wide broadcasting of the Route Request (RREQ) in the route discovery of the Ad hoc Ondemand Distance Vector (AODV) protocol. In this paper, to enhance the performance of the AODV protocol, we have transformed it into a multipath protocol and proposed a new protocol that overcomes disadvantage of AODV by composing the neighbor table for overloaded RREQ. The neighbor table is provided in the form of metric using several items including the bandwidth. This can bring the localization effect of the nodes and we can expect a performance improvement by preventing an overloaded RREQ. Through the simulation, we could confirm better performance in packet loss rate, throughput, packet delivery ratio and routing overhead than the DSR protocol and AODV protocol.
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