wifi mesh vs full bridging

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Aug 8th, 2007

Dear all,

We're Port Authorities and would like to build a wifi network for our mobile forklifts and trucks. Wonder if we could your advises on which technology to choose from : mesh or full bridging ? differences ? which one is better ? Thank you very much.


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ericgarnel Wed, 08/08/2007 - 06:40

Not to sound too simplistic, but bridging is traditionally set up between 2 APs, whereas mesh allows the ability for a non root AP to connect to another root AP if the one it connects to goes down, as well as connect to a root AP via another non-root AP. Note, the usability of the non-root AP will be affected by the hop count it takes to get back to a root AP.

3 or less is a general rule of thumb.

ericgarnel Wed, 08/08/2007 - 06:42

Another note. If you are using mobile routers on your vehicles, they can participate in the mesh. Cisco has lots of white papers on this in regards to police & ems, but the general concept is the same.

dvu5103 Wed, 08/08/2007 - 16:24

dear Sir,

Thank you for help. Can you give us a link on this comparison ? have a good afternoon.



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