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A Multi-AP Architecture for High-Density WLANs: Protocol Design and Experimental Evaluation

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A Multi-AP Architecture for High-Density WLANs: Protocol Design and Experimental Evaluation
—Fast proliferation of IEEE 802.11 wireless devices has led to the emergence of High-Density (HD) Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs), where it is challenging to improve the throughput because each device has to share channel with all the other devices within its carrier sensing range. Although the existing adaptive Physical Carrier Sensing (PCS) techniques can improve the throughput, they result in high frame loss rate. In this paper, we investigate a Multi-AP (MAP) architecture, in which each user can associate with multiple APs according to the network topology and traffic distribution, for adaptive PCS based HD-WLANs. One of important features of the MAP architecture is that it can obtain Multi-AP diversity in both uplink and downlink. In uplink (from users to APs) the frame loss rate can be decreased by combining the reception of all associated APs, and in downlink the throughput can be improved significantly by dynamically selecting one of associated APs for transmissions ac...
Yanfeng Zhu, Zhisheng Niu, Qian Zhang, Bo Tan, Zhi
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Year 2008
Where SECON
Authors Yanfeng Zhu, Zhisheng Niu, Qian Zhang, Bo Tan, Zhi Zhou, Jing Zhu
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