Wireless mesh networking is a new technology that has the potential to revolutionize how we access the Internet and communicate with co-workers and friends. Wireless Mesh Networks examines the concept and explores its advantages over existing technologies. This book explores existing and future applications, and examines how some of the networking protocols operate.
The text offers a detailed analysis of the significant problems affecting wireless mesh networking, including network scale issues, security, and radio frequency interference, and suggests actual and potential solutions for each problem.
Although the book's primary focus is the potential use of wireless mesh networks in the commercial marketplace, it enables readers to gain an appreciation for use of the technology in the office, at government agencies, on campus, and in the home.
Introduction to Wireless Mesh Networking
Mesh Networking Defined
Disadvantages of Use
Radio Frequency Utilization
Frequency, Period, and Bandwidth
Mesh Network Components
Understanding Mesh Network Components
Working with Firetide Equipment
LocustWorld Mesh AP and Meshbox Networking
Packet Hop Networking
Nortel Networks Wireless Mesh Networking
Creating a HotPoint-Based Mesh Network
The Networking Environment
Creating a HotPoint Mesh Network
Observing Intramesh Communications
Wireless Mesh Standards
The Proposed IEEE 802.11s Standard
The Future of Wireless Mesh Networking
Mesh Networking Prediction