(also wireless mesh network)
A wireless network where data is transmitted using mesh networking techniques. In this setup, each node can act as a relay for other nodes and collaborate with them to propagate data throughout the network. As a result, the more nodes are active, the more bandwidth is available — it scales automatically with the size of the network.
Wireless mesh radio networks were originally used by the military to maintain communications even in emergency situations. Wireless mesh networks are resilient — even if a node drops off the network, the rest are still interconnected and able to communicate.