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Wireless Mesh Networks

1st Edition

By Gilbert Held

Auerbach Publications

144 pages | 51 B/W Illus.

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Description

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.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Wireless Mesh Networking

Mesh Networking Defined

Network Evolution

Disadvantages of Use

Applications

Radio Frequency Utilization

Frequency, Period, and Bandwidth

IEEE Standards

Power Measurements

Antenna Systems

Mesh Network Components

Understanding Mesh Network Components

Integrating Components

Routing Protocols

MANET

MANET Protocols

Network Operation

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

Evolution

The Proposed IEEE 802.11s Standard

The Future of Wireless Mesh Networking

Standardization Problems

Mesh Networking Prediction

About the Author

Held\, Gilbert

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COM032000
COMPUTERS / Information Technology
COM043000
COMPUTERS / Networking / General
TEC007000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Electrical
TEC041000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Telecommunications
TEC061000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Mobile & Wireless Communications