User-Based Channel Assignment Algorithm in a Load-Balanced IEEE 802.11 WLAN

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This article discusses a user-based channel assignment algorithm in a load-balanced IEEE 802.11 WLAN.

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Creation Date: 2009
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UNT College of Engineering
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Haidar, Mohamad

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Al-Rizzo, Hussain Mudhaffar Younis, 1957-

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Publisher Name: IGI Global
Place of Publication: [Hershey, Pennsylvania]
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  • Creation: 2009
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This article discusses a user-based channel assignment algorithm in a load-balanced IEEE 802.11 WLAN.

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Abstract: A new load balancing algorithm is presented based on power management of Access Points (APs) to reduce congestion at hot spots in Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs) and to assign channels to APs. The algorithm first finds the Most Congested Access Point (MCAP), then decreases its transmitted power in discrete steps, and the process continues until the users' assignment which leads to a high balance index is reached. A new mathematical programming formulation is then applied to assign channels to the APs such that the Signal-to-Interference Ratio (SIR) at the users' level is maximized. Results show that the algorithm is capable of reducing the overall congestion at hot spots in a WLAN and increases the SIR significantly for cases involving relatively large WLANs. In the process, network throughput is increased.

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16 p.

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Keyword(s): access points | channel assignments | congestion | load balancing | signal-to-interference ratios | wireless local area networks
Source: International Journal of Interdisciplinary Telecommunications and Networking (IJITN), 2009, Hershey: IGI Global, pp. 66-81.
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UNT College of Engineering
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Publication Title: International Journal of Interdisciplinary Telecommunications and Networking (IJITN)
Volume: 1
Issue: 2
Page Start: 66
Page End: 81
Peer Reviewed: Yes