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Security in Wireless Mesh Network

<p>The Master’s thesis report describes the wireless mesh networks functions,</p><p>characteristics, network management and finally different protocols with security issues and applications. Wireless Networks (WMNs) are replacing wireless Infrastructure networks in many areas because of their lower and higher flexibility. The wireless mesh networks (WMNs) provides network access for both mesh and conventional clients through mesh routers and mesh clients. Communication across the network is formed via the bridge functions. Mesh router also provides the minimal mobility and form the backbone of WMNs.</p><p>Wireless mesh network has resolved the limitation of ad hoc networks which is ultimately improves the performance of Ad hoc networks. Security is a very important issue which can be resolve through proper management of network. The improvment of 802.11i security has greatly improved the network perfomance and increase the encryption and integrity security capabilities. The key points which are being addressed in this report are security issues and threats and their counter measures. Attacks which can come on diffent layers are being discussed in this survey. Security of wireless mesh network is still under consideration. Wireless mesh network are attracting more attention due to its enhanced features.</p><p>Wireless mesh network topology technology is being discussed in this report. Then network management of WMNs is explained and in the concluding chapters security issues are discussed. Threats, attacks and challenges of WMNs are discussed in this survey.</p>
Date January 2009
PublisherHalmstad University, School of Information Science, Computer and Electrical Engineering (IDE), Högskolan i Halmstad/Sektionen för Informationsvetenskap, Data- och Elektroteknik (IDE)
Source SetsDiVA Archive at Upsalla University
Detected LanguageEnglish
TypeStudent thesis, text

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