802.11S Wireless Mesh Solution
Wireless Mesh Networking standards and technologies have been undergoing a lot of developments in the last 5+ years. After a lot of deliberations and proposals, wireless mesh networking is yet to be leveraged by wireless service providers but certainly finding its use in various enterprise wireless scenarios as well as niche wireless deployment areas.
One of the key benefits and features of wireless mesh network is the increased flexibility of a wireless link over a wired link. Since all the APs in the wireless mesh are connected to each other via multiple paths, the wireless mesh network provides great flexibility of deployment of the access points, locations, and changes without disturbing wireless network availability for the stations. It also provided flexibility to choose the best possible path from AP to the switch.