It allows for continuous connections and reconfiguration around broken or blocked paths by “hopping” from node to node until the destination is reached. A mesh network whose nodes are all connected to each other is a fully-connected network. Mesh networks differ from other networks in that the component parts can all connect to each other via multiple hops, and they generally are not mobile. Mesh networks can be seen as one type of an ad hoc network.
Wireless broadband technology Edit
Mesh networks are a type of wireless broadband technology that enables flexible and efficient expansion of wireless broadband services. Unlike traditional WMANs or WLANs, in which each node (or consumer device) in the network communicates only with a central antenna or base station, in a mesh network, each node can function as an access point and transmit information to other nodes in close proximity. If one node goes out of service, the other nodes will route the traffic around it, making mesh networks a relatively robust communications technology.
- ↑ David Ewalt, "Motorola Moves Into Mesh," Forbes.com (Nov. 16, 2004).
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