Posted by bboyes
on July 21, 2005 at 11:44 AM PDT
802.15.4-2003 contemplates, but doesn't fully specify, a mesh network for low rate wireless personal area networks (LR-WPANs), and now there is work to formalize a mesh network using 802.11 wireless media.
This article in Infoworld: http://www.infoworld.com/article/05/07/20/HNmeshnetworks_1.html?source=NLC-TB2005-07-20 reports that 15 competing proposals will be whittled down to create the new IEEE 802.11s specification.
What's so great about a mesh network topology? A mesh network is a network in which the routing of messages is performed as a decentralized, cooperative process involving many peer devices routing on each others