How Does a Wireless Mesh Network Work?
While traditional networks rely on a small number of wired access points or wireless hotspots to connect users, a wireless mesh network spreads a network connection among dozens or even hundreds of wireless mesh nodes that "talk" to each other, sharing the network connection across a large area. Some think of the internet as being the world's largest mesh network. When using the internet, information travels by being bounced automatically from one router to the next until it reaches its destination. The internet has billions of potential paths across which data can travel.