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We address the problem of interference aware routing in multi-radio infrastructure mesh networks wherein each mesh node is equipped with multiple radio interfaces and a subset of nodes serve as Internet gateways. We present a new interference aware routing metric - iAWARE that aids in finding paths that are better in terms of reduced interflow and intra-flow interference. We incorporate this metric and new support for multi-radio networks in the well known AODV routing protocol to design an enhanced AODV-MR routing protocol. We study the performance of our new routing metric by implementing it in our wireless testbed consisting of 12 mesh nodes. We show that iAWARE tracks changes in interfering traffic far better than existing well known link metrics such as ETT and IRU. We also demonstrate that our AODV-MR protocol delivers increased throughput in single radio and two radio mesh networks compared to similar protocol with WCETT and MIC routing metrics. We also show that in the case of two radio mesh networks, our metric achieves good intra-path channel diversity.