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Jorge Crichigno, Min-You Wu and Wei Shu, "Protocols and architectures for channel assignment in wireless mesh networks," Elsevier Ad Hoc Networks, vol. 6 (7), pp. 1051–1077, 2008.


The use of multiple channels can substantially improve the performance of wireless mesh networks. Considering that the IEEE PHY specification permits the simultaneous operation of three non-overlapping channels in the 2.4 GHz band and 12 non-overlapping channels in the 5 GHz band, a major challenge in wireless mesh networks is how to efficiently assign these available channels in order to optimize the network performance. We survey and classify the current techniques proposed to solve this problem in both single-radio and multi-radio wireless mesh networks. This paper also discusses the issues in the design of multi-channel protocols and architectures.

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Jorge Crichigno
Min-You Wu
Wei Shu

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    author = {Crichigno, Jorge and Wu, Min-You and Shu, Wei},
    doi = {10.1016/j.adhoc.2007.10.002},
    title = {{Protocols and architectures for channel assignment in wireless mesh networks}},
    pages = {1051--1077},
    journal = {Elsevier Ad Hoc Networks},
    issn = {1570-8705},
    publisher = {Elsevier},
    number = {7},
    volume = {6},
    year = {2008},

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