Optimal Access Point Selection and Traffic Allocation in IEEE 802.11 Networks

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This paper discusses optimal access point selection and the traffic allocation in IEEE 802.11 networks.

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Creation Date: July 2005
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UNT College of Engineering
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Akl, Robert G.

University of North Texas

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Park, Sangtae

University of North Texas

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Place of Publication: [Winter Garden, Florida]
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  • Creation: July 2005
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This paper discusses optimal access point selection and the traffic allocation in IEEE 802.11 networks.

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Abstract: We design an optimal access point (AP) selection and traffic allocation algorithm for IEEE 802.11 networks. Coverage and capacity are some key issues when selecting APs in a demand area. APs need to cover all users, i.e., a user is considered covered if the power received from its corresponding AP is greater than a given threshold. Moreover, from a capacity standpoint, APs need to provide certain bandwidth to users located in the coverage area. Our optimization balances the load on the entire network whereby demand clusters will not necessarily select the closest AP that has the largest signal level but one that can still service the demand cluster and provide ample bandwidth.

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5 p.

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Keyword(s): WiFi | access points | wireless networks | optimizations
Source: Ninth World Multiconference on Systemics, Cybernetics, and Informatics (WMSCI), 2005, Orlando, Florida, United States
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UNT College of Engineering
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