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Impact of cell load on 5GHz IEEE 802.11 WLAN

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Mamoun Abu-Tair, Saleem Noel Bhatti

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Abstract

We have conducted an empirical study of the latest 5GHz IEEE 802.11 wireless LAN (WLAN) variants of 802.11n (5GHz) and 802.11ac (Wave 1), under different cell load conditions. We have considered typical configurations of both protocols on a Linux testbed. Under light load,there is no clear difference between 802.11n and 802.11ac in terms of performance and energy consumption. However, in some cases of high cell load, we have found that there may be a small advantage with 802.11ac. Overall, we conclude that there may be little benefit in upgrading from 802.11n (5GHz) to 802.11ac in its current offering, as the benefits may be too small.
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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 31st International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications Workshops (WAINA)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Publication statusPublished - 27 Mar 2017
EventPAEWN 2017 - 12th Intl. Wkshp. Performance Analysis and Enhancement of Wireless Networks - Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: 27 Mar 201729 Mar 2017
http://www.comp.brad.ac.uk/~iawan/PAEWN2017.htm?utm_source=researchbib

Conference

ConferencePAEWN 2017 - 12th Intl. Wkshp. Performance Analysis and Enhancement of Wireless Networks
Abbreviated titlePAEWN 2017
CountryTaiwan, Province of China
CityTaipei
Period27/03/1729/03/17
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