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In this paper, we show that the hexagonal mesh networks developed in the early 1990s are a special case of the EJ networks that have been considered more recently. Using a node addressing scheme based on the EJ number system, we give a shortest path routing algorithm for hexagonal mesh networks. We also extend the known efficient one-to-all broadcasting algorithm on hexagonal mesh networks to algorithms for one-to-one personalized broadcasting, all-to-all broadcasting, and all-to-all personalized broadcasting algorithms. Their time complexity and optimality are analyzed.