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IQU: practical queue-based user association management for WLANs

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IQU: practical queue-based user association management for WLANs
Flash crowds and high concentrations of users in wireless LANs (WLANs) cause significant interference problems and unsustainable load at access points. This leads to poor connectivity for users, severe performance degradation, and possible WLAN collapse. To validate this claim, we present two case studies of large, heavily loaded operational WLANs. These studies provide significant insight into the degraded performance and collapse of a WLAN during heavy use. To address these problems, we propose IQU, a practical queue-based user association management system for heavily loaded WLANs. IQU grants users fair opportunities to access the WLAN while maintaining high overall throughput, even when the WLAN is heavily loaded. The basic premise of IQU is to control user associations with the WLAN through request queues and work period allocations. We implement a prototype of IQU and evaluate it on a wireless testbed. Our evaluation demonstrates that IQU significantly improves network throug...
Amit P. Jardosh, Kimaya Mittal, Krishna N. Ramacha
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Type Conference
Year 2006
Where MOBICOM
Authors Amit P. Jardosh, Kimaya Mittal, Krishna N. Ramachandran, Elizabeth M. Belding-Royer, Kevin C. Almeroth
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