Mesh Networks: Self-Configuring and Self-Healing
A network shouldnt need a system administrator
to tell it how to get a message to its destination: it should
be self-organizing and shouldnt require manual configuration.
Each device on a mesh network receives and transmits its own traffic
and forwards messages to other nodes or devices, which makes adding
new gear or relocating existing devices simple. The network discovers
the new node and automatically incorporates it into the existing
system. A mesh network is not only inherently reliable, its
also highly adaptable. Repeater nodes can be used to fill the
gaps in the network. if one router goes down, messages are sent
through an alternate path by other routers. Similarly, if a device
or its link in a mesh network fails, messages are sent around
it via other devices. Loss of one or more nodes doesnt necessarily
affect the networks operation; making a mesh network self-healing.