Date of Award


Document Type



Santa Clara : Santa Clara University, 2020.


Computer Science and Engineering

First Advisor

Behnam Dezfouli


With the ubiquity of wireless end-devices, more strain is placed on standard network deployment architectures. Mesh networks have started to rise in popularity in order to meet the needs of modern wireless networks. However, the existent solutions for deploying and centrally configuring mesh networks leave much to be desired, as most are either too expensive or too cumbersome. This paper showcases a solution to this problem, CentriFi—an open source platform, built to run on OpenWrt access points, providing a quick and easy way to set up and configure mesh networks in a central location using the 802.11s standard. CentriFi provides a web-based front-end for configuring the most crucial settings. Further, the system allows for greater expandability by providing a platform in which other configuration feature can be added by the open-source community in the future.