On the impact of configuration of access points on the performance of wireless networks

Surekha Kanapuram, Hesham H. Ali

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Abstract

Wireless technologies are advancing rapidly, providing ubiquitous communication to diverse user communities. Businesses are seeking wireless networks for a wide range of application domains, which fuels the need for higher data rates and better performance levels. The wireless industry has made significant progress in overcoming performance constraints that hindered the widespread adoption of wireless technologies. Extensive research on architectures and their implementation details has brought tremendous advancements and improvements in wireless capabilities. In this paper, we show how we can improve the performance of wireless networks by employing various configuration techniques. We deal with two configuration issues, the overlapping channel problem and the node assignment problem, which specifically affect the performance of Wireless Infrastructure networks. This paper aims at proposing channel assignment techniques which minimize the channel interferences between access points and presents node assignment patterns which minimize congestion and contention at the access point by balancing traffic load. This study will help wireless users choose and adopt a suitable wireless technology based on their application's QoS requirements, infrastructure available and wireless features needed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 19th IASTED International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing and Systems
Pages331-338
Number of pages8
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
Event19th IASTED International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing and Systems - Cambridge, MA, United States
Duration: Nov 19 2007Nov 21 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing and Systems
ISSN (Print)1027-2658

Conference

Conference19th IASTED International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing and Systems
CountryUnited States
CityCambridge, MA
Period11/19/0711/21/07

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Keywords

  • Channel assignment
  • Network performance
  • Quality of service
  • Wireless Networks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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Kanapuram, S., & Ali, H. H. (2007). On the impact of configuration of access points on the performance of wireless networks. In Proceedings of the 19th IASTED International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing and Systems (pp. 331-338). (Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing and Systems).