Mesh Networking or Mesh Network Topology

An ad-hoc, local area network infrastructure where the nodes communicate directly with each other without the need to pass through a central structure such as an ISP. The only way to shut down a mesh network is to eliminate every node. One of the most dramatic demonstrations of mesh technology was during the Hong Kong protests in October 2014 where the direct communication between protestors’ devices confounded the government’s ability to block communication. The adaptivity of mesh networks makes them ideal for IoT applications.