Enhanced Channel Assignment and Load Distribution in IEEE 802.11 WLANs

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This paper discusses enhanced channel assignment and load distribution in IEEE 802.11 WLANs.

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Al-Rizzo, Hussain Mudhaffar Younis, 1957-; Haidar, Mohamad; Akl, Robert G. & Chan, Yupo November 2007.

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This paper discusses enhanced channel assignment and load distribution in IEEE 802.11 WLANs.

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Abstract: An algorithm to reduce congestion and balance users' load in IEEE 802.11b/g wireless local area networks (WLANs) is presented, which takes into account overlapping channel interference between access points (APs) and the signal-to-interference ratio (SIR) experienced by the users. After finding the best channel assignment at the APs, the algorithm then finds the most congested access point (MCAP). It reexamines the users' association with APS by minimizing the congestion at the MCAP. Simulation results show that the proposed algorithm is capable of significantly reducing the overall congestion in the WLAN while mitigating channel interference. Our algorithm has also been shown to be scalable and it performs well for networks of different topologies.

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  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) International Conference on Signal Processing and Communications (ICSPC), 2007, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Al-Rizzo, Hussain Mudhaffar Younis, 1957-; Haidar, Mohamad; Akl, Robert G. & Chan, Yupo. Enhanced Channel Assignment and Load Distribution in IEEE 802.11 WLANs, paper, November 2007; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30838/: accessed September 24, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT College of Engineering.