IJPAM: Volume 42, No. 2 (2008)

DESIGN ISSUES IN INFRASTRUCTURE
WI-FI MESH NETWORKS

S.Y. Hui$^1$, K.H. Yeung$^2$, K.Y. Wong$^3$
$^{1,2}$Department of Electronic Engineering
City University of Hong Kong
83, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon, HONG KONG
$^1$e-mail: syhui@ee.cityu.edu.hk
$^2$e-mail: eeayeung@cityu.edu.hk
$^3$Computer Studies Program
Macao Polytechnic Institute
MACAO
e-mail: kywong@ipm.edu.mo


Abstract.Infrastructure Wi-Fi mesh networks are foreseen to be a major technology in future wireless systems. A major characteristic of this type of networks is that it provides a wireless backbone, that is, the wireless access points in the backbone communicate with each other. Wireless backbone provides many benefits which include low infrastructure wiring cost, high capacity and coverage, and better system scalability. With these benefits, infrastructure Wi-Fi mesh networks can be used in many environments such as public hot zones and urban area. However, designing this type of networks requires the considerations of many issues. In this paper, we study these issues in details and give insights into the future research direction of the wireless system development.

Received: August 17, 2007

AMS Subject Classification: 94A02

Key Words and Phrases: wireless mesh networks, Wi-Fi networks, infrastructure design, system architecture

Source: International Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics
ISSN: 1311-8080
Year: 2008
Volume: 42
Issue: 2