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Issue No.01 - January/February (2009 vol.13)
pp: 56-64
Li-Hsing Yen , National University of Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Tse-Tsung Yeh , Fiber Logic Communications
Kuang-Hui Chi , National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
ABSTRACT
Because wireless stations independently select which access points to camp on, the total wireless station traffic on all available IEEE 802.11 network APs might be unevenly distributed. This load-balancing problem can lead to overloading and network congestion. This survey examines the problem, along with state-of-the-art network- and wireless-station-based solutions. It also presents experimental results using off-the-shelf IEEE 802.11 devices. As the results show, effectively balancing AP traffic loads can increase overall system throughputs.
INDEX TERMS
IEEE 802.11, load balance, system throughputs, network management, wireless
CITATION
Li-Hsing Yen, Tse-Tsung Yeh, Kuang-Hui Chi, "Load Balancing in IEEE 802.11 Networks", IEEE Internet Computing, vol.13, no. 1, pp. 56-64, January/February 2009, doi:10.1109/MIC.2009.11
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