Self-management in chaotic wireless deployments

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Self-management in chaotic wireless deployments
Over the past few years, wireless networking technologies have made vast forays into our daily lives. Today, one can find 802.11 hardware and other personal wireless technology employed at homes, shopping malls, coffee shops and airports. Present-day wireless network deployments bear two important properties: they are unplanned, with most access points (APs) deployed by users in a spontaneous manner, resulting in highly variable AP densities; and they are unmanaged, since manually configuring and managing a wireless network is very complicated. We refer to such wireless deployments as being chaotic. In this paper, we present a study of the impact of interference in chaotic 802.11 deployments on end-client performance. First, using large-scale measurement data from several cities, we show that it is not uncommon to have tens of APs deployed in close proximity of each other. Moreover, most APs are not configured to minimize interference with their neighbors. We then perform trace-dr...
Aditya Akella, Glenn Judd, Srinivasan Seshan, Pete
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Updated 26 Jun 2010
Type Conference
Year 2005
Authors Aditya Akella, Glenn Judd, Srinivasan Seshan, Peter Steenkiste
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