Issue No.01 - January/February (2009 vol.13)
Tse-Tsung Yeh , Fiber Logic Communications
Li-Hsing Yen , National University of Kaohsiung, Taiwan
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MIC.2009.11
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.
IEEE 802.11, load balance, system throughputs, network management, wireless
Tse-Tsung Yeh, Li-Hsing Yen, "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