A survey on security and privacy issues in wireless mesh networks

Aggeliki Sgora (Corresponding Author), Dimitrios D. Vergados, Periklis Chatzimisios

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Wireless Mesh Networks are considered as a promising solution for offering low-cost access to broadband services. However, one of the main challenges in the design of these networks is their vulnerability to security attacks. In this paper, we analyze the fundamental security challenges and constraints of these networks, classify several possible attacks, and survey several intrusion prevention, detection, and response mechanisms found in the literature.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1877-1889
JournalSecurity and Communication Networks
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 2016
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • wireless mesh networks
  • security
  • attacks
  • vulnerability
  • intrusion detection systems
  • authentication
  • encryption
  • secure routing


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