Automatic Android-basedWireless Mesh Networks

Paul Wong, Vijay Varikota, Duong Nguyen, Ahmed Abukmail


Android devices are portable, equipped with powerful processors, and can act as both mesh routers and
clients through Wi-Fi Direct, making them a suitable platform from which to deploy a wireless mesh
network. To allow Android devices to automatically establish and participate in a wireless mesh network,
we circumvent two key problems of the Android'sWi-Fi APIs: lack of direct support for ad-hoc networking
/ many-to-oneWi-Fi Direct connections, andWi-Fi Direct WPS authentication limiting applications to ones
which require intermittent user interaction.

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