A wireless mesh network (WMN) is a communications network made up of radio nodes organized in a mesh topology.
It can also be a form of wireless ad hoc network.
A mesh refers to rich interconnection among devices or nodes.
Wireless mesh networks often consist of mesh clients, mesh routers and gateways.
Mobility of nodes is less frequent. If nodes constantly or frequently move, the mesh spends more time updating routes than delivering data.
In a wireless mesh network, topology tends to be more static, so that routes computation can converge and delivery of data to their destinations can occur.
Hence, this is a low-mobility centralized form of wireless ad hoc network.
Also, because it sometimes relies on static nodes to act as gateways, it is not a truly all-wireless ad hoc network.
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