A Performance Analysis of Wireless Mesh Networks Implementations Based on Open Source Software
Wireless mesh networks (WMNs) have emerged as a promising technology, capable of provide broadband connectivity at low cost. Implementations based on Open Source Software of these networks offer advantages for providing broadband networking communications in scenarios where cabling is too expensive or prohibitive such as rural environments. In this paper we evaluate the performance of small scale wireless mesh WMN routing protocols for WMNs: B.A.T.M.A.N. Advanced and the 802.11s standard. We also compare an OpenFlow controller implemented over the WMN, verifying their bandwidth, datagram loss and jitter.
KeywordsOpen Source Software for research and innovation Wireless Mesh Networks OpenFlow OpenWRT network performance
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