Implementation of a Distributed Dynamic Channel Assignment Mechanism for IEEE 802.11 Networks

Conference: PIMRC 2005 - 16th Annual IEEE International Symposium on Personal Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications
09/11/2005 - 09/14/2005 at Berlin, Germany

Proceedings: PIMRC 2005

Pages: 5Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Garcia Villegas, E.; Vidal Ferré, R.; Paradells Aspas, J. (Technical University of Catalonia, Telematic Engineering Dep., Wireless Networks Group, Spain)

WLAN IEEE 802.11 standards are living at present a popularity momentum, but this fact is translated into a new headache to network administrators. The more WLAN networks there are in a region, the more interference they will suffer, and that means an evident decrease in their performance. In this paper we present the application of a new distributed algorithm for the frequency assignment problem in 802.11 networks which is intended to reduce interferences among cells. In addition the proposed algorithm has been implemented and tested in commercial Access Points obtaining the expected results.