Thursday, December 15, 2005

What is mesh networking?


Mesh networking is a way to route data, voice and instructions between nodes. It allows for continuous connections and reconfiguration around blocked paths by "hopping" from node to node until a connection can be established.

Mesh networks are self-healing: the network can still operate even when a node breaks down or a connection goes bad. As a result, a very reliable network is formed. Applicable to wireless networks, wired networks, and software interaction.

A mesh network is a networking technique which allows inexpensive peer network nodes to supply back haul services to other nodes in the same network. A mesh network effectively extends a network by sharing access to higher cost network infrastructure.

Now you know.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

A reasonably coherent description of different types of mesh architectures is described at:

Why Structured Mesh

And a more detailed analysis of the relative performance of competing mesh architectures is described at:

Performance Analysis of Competing Mesh Architectures

Francis daCosta
CTO, MeshDynamics, Inc.