A cross-layer design for heterogeneous routing in wireless mesh networks

Shih Hao Shen, Yueh Min Huang, Jen Wen Ding

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Purpose: Wireless mesh networks (WMNs) are regarded as a milestone in developing next-generation wireless networks. The multi-hop architecture of WMN makes it very attractive. However, interoperability is an inherent problem for deploying a large-scale WMN, which may consist of various types of wireless networks. There are two intuitive approaches to solving the interoperability problem: the dual-stack/multi-stack approach and the naive layer-2 broadcast approach. While the former incurs high cost in all devices, the latter creates broadcast storm in the whole network. This paper aims to propose a cross-layer heterogeneous routing protocol for solving this problem without the adverse effects of the intuitive approaches. Design/methodology/approach: A conceptual discussion and approach are employed. Findings: The simulation results validate the efficiency of the proposed protocol. Originality/value: The paper provides details of a method for routing selection in WMNs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)40-49
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Pervasive Computing and Communications
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Apr 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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