Sean Fioritto has written, in layman’s terms, a little intro to mesh networking .
I’ve written a little paper here that hopefully breaks down and explains in terms anyone can understand the basics of mesh networking. A word of warning: I am not an expert. Most of the stuff I say was learned by osmosis and general intuitions. I did not sit down in a networking class or read a really good book. In fact, I’m quite certain that some of this is incorrect, and one reason I post it here is so that people with more know-how than me can read it and post comments telling me what’s wrong. I want to create a paper that anyone can read and come away understanding the basics.
Link (Web only, PDF version)