[aprssig] mesh networking

Wes Johnston aprs at kd4rdb.com
Mon Mar 7 21:34:41 CST 2005

Found this on slashdot... sounds like what we do in aprs with less chaos.

Introducing 802.11s - Wireless Mesh Networking

Posted by timothy on Monday March 07, @07:03PM
from the pass-it-on dept.
ikewillis writes "Intel has introduced a new wireless networking standard called
802.11s. This standard utilizes a mesh topology, allowing for fully
self-configuring networks where each node can relay messages on behalf of
others, thus increasing the range and available bandwidth with the number of
nodes active within the system, versus the point-to-point structure of existing
WiFi networks. This will radically transform WiFi hotspots, allowing the
geographical area and available bandwidth on the network to scale with the
number of participants."

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