VLANs Investigation in IEEE 802.11s Based Wireless Mesh Networks
Youssef Saadi1, Bouchaib Nassereddine2, Soufiane Jounaidi3, Abdelkrim Haqiq4
1Youssef SAADI, Department of Computer, Networks, Mobility and Modeling laboratory, Department of Mathematics and Computer, FST, Hassan 1st University, Settat, Morocco.
2Prof. Bouchaib Nassereddine, Computer, Networks, Mobility and Modeling laboratory, Department of Mathematics and Computer, FST, Hassan 1st University, Settat, Morocco.
3Soufiane Jounaidi, Department of Mathematics and Computer,Computer, Networks, Mobility and Modeling laboratory, FST, Hassan 1st University, Settat, Morocco.
4Dr. Abdelkrim Haqiq, PhD. (Doctorat d’Etat), Professor, Department of Mathematics and Computer, FST, Hassan 1st University, Settat, Morocco
Manuscript received on 15 August 2015 | Revised Manuscript received on 25 August 2015 | Manuscript Published on 30 August 2015 | PP: 342-347 | Volume-4 Issue-6, August 2015 | Retrieval Number: F4255084615/15©BEIESP
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Abstract: The virtual local area network (VLAN) technology is a convenient concept to improve the wireless mesh networks performance by eliminating the unnecessary rebroadcasts flooded from stations located outside the mesh BSS. Hundreds or even thousands of stations may be located at a IEEE 802 LAN segment which leads to think about broadcasting cost if such segment is bridged to the wireless mesh BSS. The latter is seen as a single broadcast domain from external networks. Consequently, flooding may hinder the transmission of data frames due the broadcasting storm problems. VLANs is a logical concept that aims to segment a network into different broadcast domains by compartmentalizing users and devices. A bridging solution that carry VLANs traffic along the mesh BSS may reduce the flooding impact on data frames transmission. In this paper, we investigate the VLAN support for IEEE 802.11s. We were motivated by the fact that no specification of VLAN integration has been defined in the draft of IEEE 802.11s.
Keywords: Flooding, IEEE 802.11s, Multicasting, VLAN, Wireless Mesh Network.
Scope of the Article: WSN