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The Scientific World Journal
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 636590, 12 pages
Research Article

Privacy Preserved and Secured Reliable Routing Protocol for Wireless Mesh Networks

1Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Easwari Engineering College, Ramapuram, Chennai, Tamilnadu 600 089, India
2Department of Information Science and Technology, College of Engineering, Anna University, Guindy, Chennai, Tamilnadu 600 025, India

Received 25 April 2015; Accepted 3 September 2015

Academic Editor: Raffaele Bruno

Copyright © 2015 Navamani Thandava Meganathan and Yogesh Palanichamy. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Privacy preservation and security provision against internal attacks in wireless mesh networks (WMNs) are more demanding than in wired networks due to the open nature and mobility of certain nodes in the network. Several schemes have been proposed to preserve privacy and provide security in WMNs. To provide complete privacy protection in WMNs, the properties of unobservability, unlinkability, and anonymity are to be ensured during route discovery. These properties can be achieved by implementing group signature and ID-based encryption schemes during route discovery. Due to the characteristics of WMNs, it is more vulnerable to many network layer attacks. Hence, a strong protection is needed to avoid these attacks and this can be achieved by introducing a new Cross-Layer and Subject Logic based Dynamic Reputation (CLSL-DR) mechanism during route discovery. In this paper, we propose a new Privacy preserved and Secured Reliable Routing (PSRR) protocol for WMNs. This protocol incorporates group signature, ID-based encryption schemes, and CLSL-DR mechanism to ensure strong privacy, security, and reliability in WMNs. Simulation results prove this by showing better performance in terms of most of the chosen parameters than the existing protocols.