Mesh is an IoT communication in which infrastructural radio nodes such as bridges, switches, devices etc are connected to each other in the form of a mesh-like network.
Mesh is a group of devices that act as a single network together, therefore it provides better coverage over wide range. These all devices are connected wirelessly and as long as they are in the range they will form a communication network that allows fast efficient routing of data.
It is different from then Wi-Fi network because wifi allows only one to one connection and has a limited area of the network whereas mesh area of coverage can be extended if necessary by adding more devices to it.
Main components of mesh networks are,
- Mesh clients: devices such as laptops, cell phones
- Mesh routers: They forward traffic to and from gateways.
Benefits of mesh network
- Flexible coverage
- Works even if one device fails or goes offline
- Easy management of networks
- Range extensions