Comparison of Proposed Path Selection Protocols for IEEE 802.11s WLAN Mesh Networks

  • Sana Ghannay
  • Sonia Mettali Gammar
  • Farouk Kamoun
Part of the IFIP International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 284)

IEEE 802.11s wireless LAN mesh network technology is the next step in the evolution of wireless architecture. A WLAN mesh network consists of WLAN devices with relay functions that communicate directly. In this type of networks, path selection is based on two protocols: HWMP and RA-OLSR. This paper presents a detailed study of the performance of the proposed path selection algorithms for IEEE 802.11s WLAN mesh networks based on the current draft standard D1.08 from January 2008 under different scenarios to provide conditions of the applicability of the protocols.


Mesh Network Packet Delivery Ratio Wireless Mesh Network Path Selection Frame Error Rate 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sana Ghannay
    • 1
  • Sonia Mettali Gammar
    • 1
  • Farouk Kamoun
    • 1
  1. 1.CRISTAL LabNational School of Computer SciencesENSI2010, Manouba

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