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Performance Analysis of Secure Wireless Mesh Networks

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Institute of Computer Science, Vikram University, Ujjain - INDIA

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 1, Issue (3), Pages 80-85, March,2 (2012)

Abstract

Wireless mesh networks (WMN) encompass a new area of technology set to play an important role in the next generation wireless mobile networks, and it is going to address the internet provision to user at low cost anytime from anywhere. WMN is characterized by dynamic self-organization, self-configuration and self-healing to enable flexible integration, quick deployment, easy maintenance, low costs, high scalability, and reliable services. Security of such a network has always been an issue. In this paper, we have analyzed the fundamental security requirements of WMN and the challenges faced by it. We have also discussed the vulnerable features and possible active threats in WMN along with few defense mechanisms against such threats, including solutions to the problems of intrusion detection. This paper serves a baseline for developing a secured, full-proof WMN.

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