There has been a lot of talk lately about wireless mesh technologies. Because of this, there is a tremendous amount of information available for it, enough to confuse even the best of us. I have been reading up about it (I figured as the marketing person I should since we sell it and I wanted to learn about it without having to ask my tech support and sales guys) and finally have it broken down to what I consider to be understandable terms (coming from a non technical perspective that's asking a lot).
According to whatis.com "a mesh network is a local area network (LAN) that employs one of two connection arrangements, full mesh
Ok so now I had the definition but what exactly does it do? So I kept digging and I came across this great article that really breaks mesh down and explains it in laymans terms so I thought I would share.
Howstuffworks.com explains that "Wireless mesh networks can easily, effectively and wirelessly connect entire cities using inexpensive, existing technology. Traditional networks rely on a small number of wired access points or wireless hotspots to connect users. In a wireless mesh network, the network connection is spread out among dozens or even hundreds of wireless mesh nodes that "talk" to each other to share the network connection across a large area." The article has plenty more information so check it out and drop a comment to let me know what you think about mesh.