Definition: Mesh Wireless Network

Published May 1, 2008

In a “mesh” configuration, WiFi hotspots, in addition to connecting to PCs, also act as transmission relays. Set up this way, they enlarge the area of radio coverage, provide redundancy in case of a hotspot failure, and are cost-effective because they allow the radio portion of the network to carry more of the data load before connecting to a fiber-optic backbone.