Experimental performance evaluation of wireless 802.11b networks

Asma Bait Fadhah, Athra' Al-Lawati, Sara Al-Maskari, Abderezak Touzene, Ahmed Al-Kindi

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Abstract

According to the IEEE 802.11b/g standard (WiFi) should have a range of 300-500 ft (about 152m). The 2.4GHz frequency band used by WiFi devices is divided into 11 (in FCC) (or 13 in ETSI) partially overlapping channels. It is claimed that by using frequency bands that are at least four channels apart (non-overlapping channels) interference between those channels is avoided. We carried out two types of experiments to measure the effect of the distance and the claimed non-overlapping channels on the bit rate. From the first study, we experimentally derived a model of distance versus throughput. The second study has confirmed that the interference between the channels cannot be avoided even when using non-overlapping channels. The experiments also showed that by increasing the distance between the networks that are using non-overlapping channels, the effect of the interference decreases.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication1st International Conference on the Applications of Digital Information and Web Technologies, ICADIWT 2008
Pages151-155
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event1st International Conference on the Applications of Digital Information and Web Technologies, ICADIWT 2008 - Ostrava, Czech Republic
Duration: Aug 4 2008Aug 6 2008

Other

Other1st International Conference on the Applications of Digital Information and Web Technologies, ICADIWT 2008
CountryCzech Republic
CityOstrava
Period8/4/088/6/08

Keywords

  • 802.11
  • Log-distance model
  • Non-overlapping channels
  • Performance evaluation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems
  • Software

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    Fadhah, A. B., Al-Lawati, A., Al-Maskari, S., Touzene, A., & Al-Kindi, A. (2008). Experimental performance evaluation of wireless 802.11b networks. In 1st International Conference on the Applications of Digital Information and Web Technologies, ICADIWT 2008 (pp. 151-155). [4664335] https://doi.org/10.1109/ICADIWT.2008.4664335