6th International ICST Symposium on Modeling and Optimization

Research Article

A Light-Weight Internet Gateway Discovery Scheme For Infrastructure Mesh Networks

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/ICST.WIOPT2008.3171,
        author={Ryan Wishart and Asad Pirzada and Marius Portmann and Jadwiga Indulska},
        title={A Light-Weight Internet Gateway Discovery Scheme For Infrastructure Mesh Networks},
        proceedings={6th International ICST Symposium on Modeling and Optimization},
        publisher={IEEE},
        proceedings_a={WIOPT},
        year={2008},
        month={8},
        keywords={Australia  Delay  IP networks  Information technology  Laboratories  Mesh networks  Routing protocols  Spread spectrum communication Telecommunication traffic Wireless mesh networks},
        doi={10.4108/ICST.WIOPT2008.3171}
    }
    
  • Ryan Wishart
    Asad Pirzada
    Marius Portmann
    Jadwiga Indulska
    Year: 2008
    A Light-Weight Internet Gateway Discovery Scheme For Infrastructure Mesh Networks
    WIOPT
    IEEE
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.WIOPT2008.3171
Ryan Wishart1,*, Asad Pirzada1,*, Marius Portmann1,2,*, Jadwiga Indulska1,2,*
  • 1: Queensland Research Laboratory, NICTA Brisbane, Australia.
  • 2: School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.
*Contact email: ryan.wishart@nicta.com.au, asad.pirzada@nicta.com.au, marius.portmann@nicta.com.au, jadwiga.indulska@nicta.com.au

Abstract

Infrastructure mesh networks offer a high-capacity wireless backhaul network through which client devices, such as PDAs, can connect to one another or with the Internet. In dynamically deployed mesh networks the routers within the mesh network may be unaware of existing Internet gateways and need to discover them on demand. In this paper we present a light-weight gateway discovery and traffic forwarding approach for discovering the presence of these Internet gateways and managing communication with them. A comparison of our work with existing approaches shows that our method is superior in terms of latency and per packet overhead.