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Promoting wired links in wireless mesh networks: an efficient engineering solution.

Barekatain B, Raahemifar K, Ariza Quintana A, Triviño Cabrera A - PLoS ONE (2015)

Bottom Line: To improve the network performance, this study proposes an efficient engineering solution named Wireless-to-Ethernet-Mesh-Portal-Passageway (WEMPP) that allows effective use of wired communication in WMNs.WEMPP is also cost-effective and increases the network throughput.The results of this study show that WEMPP significantly increases the performance of all routing protocols, thus leading to better video quality on nodes.

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Affiliation: Electrical & Computer Engineering Department, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

ABSTRACT
Wireless Mesh Networks (WMNs) cannot completely guarantee good performance of traffic sources such as video streaming. To improve the network performance, this study proposes an efficient engineering solution named Wireless-to-Ethernet-Mesh-Portal-Passageway (WEMPP) that allows effective use of wired communication in WMNs. WEMPP permits transmitting data through wired and stable paths even when the destination is in the same network as the source (Intra-traffic). Tested with four popular routing protocols (Optimized Link State Routing or OLSR as a proactive protocol, Dynamic MANET On-demand or DYMO as a reactive protocol, DYMO with spanning tree ability and HWMP), WEMPP considerably decreases the end-to-end delay, jitter, contentions and interferences on nodes, even when the network size or density varies. WEMPP is also cost-effective and increases the network throughput. Moreover, in contrast to solutions proposed by previous studies, WEMPP is easily implemented by modifying the firmware of the actual Ethernet hardware without altering the routing protocols and/or the functionality of the IP/MAC/Upper layers. In fact, there is no need for modifying the functionalities of other mesh components in order to work with WEMPPs. The results of this study show that WEMPP significantly increases the performance of all routing protocols, thus leading to better video quality on nodes.

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The average PDV (s) in different routing protocols with and without WEMPP.
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Mentions: Fig. 9 clearly shows that WEMPP also significantly reduces PDV in a WMN when a live video stream is distributed. HWMP benefits from WEMPPs to a greater extent, showing 66.11 and 95.38 percent improvement in PDV for STA and mesh nodes, respectively. When WEMPP is used, STA and mesh nodes also show on average 60.05, 76.99, and 74.3 percent improvement for proactive, reactive and spanning tree routing protocols, respectively.


Promoting wired links in wireless mesh networks: an efficient engineering solution.

Barekatain B, Raahemifar K, Ariza Quintana A, Triviño Cabrera A - PLoS ONE (2015)

The average PDV (s) in different routing protocols with and without WEMPP.
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pone.0119679.g009: The average PDV (s) in different routing protocols with and without WEMPP.
Mentions: Fig. 9 clearly shows that WEMPP also significantly reduces PDV in a WMN when a live video stream is distributed. HWMP benefits from WEMPPs to a greater extent, showing 66.11 and 95.38 percent improvement in PDV for STA and mesh nodes, respectively. When WEMPP is used, STA and mesh nodes also show on average 60.05, 76.99, and 74.3 percent improvement for proactive, reactive and spanning tree routing protocols, respectively.

Bottom Line: To improve the network performance, this study proposes an efficient engineering solution named Wireless-to-Ethernet-Mesh-Portal-Passageway (WEMPP) that allows effective use of wired communication in WMNs.WEMPP is also cost-effective and increases the network throughput.The results of this study show that WEMPP significantly increases the performance of all routing protocols, thus leading to better video quality on nodes.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Electrical & Computer Engineering Department, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

ABSTRACT
Wireless Mesh Networks (WMNs) cannot completely guarantee good performance of traffic sources such as video streaming. To improve the network performance, this study proposes an efficient engineering solution named Wireless-to-Ethernet-Mesh-Portal-Passageway (WEMPP) that allows effective use of wired communication in WMNs. WEMPP permits transmitting data through wired and stable paths even when the destination is in the same network as the source (Intra-traffic). Tested with four popular routing protocols (Optimized Link State Routing or OLSR as a proactive protocol, Dynamic MANET On-demand or DYMO as a reactive protocol, DYMO with spanning tree ability and HWMP), WEMPP considerably decreases the end-to-end delay, jitter, contentions and interferences on nodes, even when the network size or density varies. WEMPP is also cost-effective and increases the network throughput. Moreover, in contrast to solutions proposed by previous studies, WEMPP is easily implemented by modifying the firmware of the actual Ethernet hardware without altering the routing protocols and/or the functionality of the IP/MAC/Upper layers. In fact, there is no need for modifying the functionalities of other mesh components in order to work with WEMPPs. The results of this study show that WEMPP significantly increases the performance of all routing protocols, thus leading to better video quality on nodes.

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