We have sacked the Network Manager and distributed the intelligence to the co-working nodes. When a node is powered up, it will start looking for a network to join. If there is a network it will join it, if there is no network in range, it will create one. Because there is no Network Manager, the joining process becomes a lot simpler, and the network creation time will not grow as a function of the network size.
No logical limit to the depth of the network. A network of 65k nodes forms just as quickly as a network of 10 nodes. Actually getting rid of the Network Manager also means that there is no logical limit to the depth of the network.
Networks can be thousands of hobs deep if desired. Because neighbor relationships are formed locally, and not involving a Network Manager far away, the nodes can move around, and while doing so, real time update the neighbor relationships.