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In today’s advanced digital world era, it is extremely difficult for small enterprises or organizations to merge traditional or legacy computer network devices/equipment and wireless mesh networking devices with the latest digital computer network technology with respect to the expense of buying and maintaining expensive branded networking devices. However, today, by applying the neatly Software-defined networking, the OpenFlow protocol along with virtualization such as docker containers, which is a pack of their specific libraries, configured files, and software, provides advantages over proprietary or branded computer networking devices with respect to purchasing expenditure, operational expenditure, and improved performance in computer networking. Redistribution of routing protocol is very essential when using various autonomous systems in wireless mesh networks. Docker containers of frr and quagga give an edge over traditional or branded physical router devices, some docker containers are used as wired and wireless hosts/clients in the wireless mesh network. The novel idea used in this paper is on how to use the different software-defined controllers (Ryu and Pox controller) in a docker containerized wireless mesh network to analyse with respect to packet transfer, jitter in transmission, minimum delay in transmission, maximum delay in transmission, the average delay in transmission, delay standard deviation bit-rate, send packets, average packets drop, dropped packets along-with average loss-burst size in Mininet Wi-Fi testbed at the different scenario and the result shows that by using the docker container virtualization along with software-defined network two different controllers improves the performance and optimize the wireless mesh network. In addition, it shows that by using containerization and virtualization, capital expenditure and operational expenditure can be reduced in designing and developing wireless mesh network topologies.