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Impact of Node Density on Scalable Routing Protocol in Wireless Mesh Networks

IJCA Special Issue on Wireless Communication and Mobile Networks
© 2012 by IJCA Journal
wcmn - Number 1
Year of Publication: 2012
Sanjeev Jain
Vinay Kumar
Sudarshan Tiwari

Sanjeev Jain, Vinay Kumar and Sudarshan Tiwari. Article: Impact of Node Density on Scalable Routing Protocol in Wireless Mesh Networks. IJCA Special Issue on Wireless Communication and Mobile Networks wcmn(1):47-50, January 2012. Full text available. BibTeX

	author = {Sanjeev Jain and Vinay Kumar and Sudarshan Tiwari},
	title = {Article: Impact of Node Density on Scalable Routing Protocol in Wireless Mesh Networks},
	journal = {IJCA Special Issue on Wireless Communication and Mobile Networks},
	year = {2012},
	volume = {wcmn},
	number = {1},
	pages = {47-50},
	month = {January},
	note = {Full text available}


As for today Wireless Mesh Networks (WMNs) is emerging technology due to their rapid deployment. WMNs are dynamically self-organizing, self-configuring and self-healing with the nodes in the network automatically establishing an ad hoc network and maintaining the mesh connectivity. In order to Design a routing protocol for WMNs requires several criteria to be taken into consideration, such as wireless networks, wired applications, mobile applications, scalability, better performance metrics, efficient routing within the infrastructure, load balancing, throughput enhancement, interference, robustness etc. In order to support communication, various routing protocols are designed for various networks. All available protocols are not suitable for WMNs, due to the architectural difference between the networks. In this paper, a detailed simulation based performance is evaluated on the routing protocols to verify the suitability of these protocols as applicable to WMN. Landmark Ad Hoc Routing (LANMAR), Optimized Link State Routing (OLSR) and Dynamic MANET On-demand (DYMO) routing protocol are taken into consideration as a part of routing protocols. The performance differentials are investigated using varying traffic load and the number of nodes. Based on the simulation results, how the performance of each protocol can be improved is also recommended


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