In some respects, that is more like it (using 802.11s with an existing 802.11whatever wireless protocol).
- Much faster than LoRa
- With point-to-point (pairs of antennae) can get good range where you need it e.g. to span gaps in the mesh.
The key difference would seem to be that 802.11s assumes mostly fixed nodes and probably assumes a decent amount of power available.
Wouldn’t it be nice if the whole lot were interoperable, so that a LoRa relay node could alternatively bridge onto a WiFi mesh, and in turn that maybe tunnels over the internet at some point, and later on the traffic would pop back out onto a LoRa relay node?