I just learned that you can create a Wi-Fi mesh network either with the "native Wi-Fi mesh standard" 802.11s, or by putting all devices of the network in the IBSS mode and run a layer-3 mesh routing protocol (such as OLSR, B.A.T.M.A.N or bmx6) on them.

Are there any significant advantages of 802.11s over the layer-3 solution?

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    – Ron Maupin
    Feb 12, 2021 at 21:16
  • By the way, businesses do not really use wireless mesh because it is not stable enough. Most businesses will use WAPs and WLCs to create a stable Wi-Fi network.
    – Ron Maupin
    Feb 12, 2021 at 21:18
  • Changed the question. Hope it's more concrete now.
    – Georg P.
    Feb 12, 2021 at 21:26


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