QoS Provisioning in WLAN Mesh Networks Using Dynamic Bandwidth Control

Conference: European Wireless 2008 - 14th European Wireless Conference
06/22/2008 - 06/25/2008 at Prague, Czech Republic

Proceedings: European Wireless 2008

Pages: 7Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Hock, D.; Pries, R.; Staehle, D. (Department of Distributed Systems, University of Würzburg, Germany)
Bayer, N.; Siebert, M.; Xu, B. (Deutsche Telekom/T-Systems, Darmstadt, Germany)
Rakocevic, V. (School of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, City University, London, UK)

WLAN, based on the IEEE 802.11 standard has been extensively studied since its release. In addition to infrastructure access to WLAN, mesh networks currently attract a lot of attention. This comes from the envisioned advantages of wireless mesh networks, such as cheap installation costs, extended coverage, robustness, easy maintenance, and self-configuration possibilities. In this paper we focus on Quality of Service support for multimedia applications in WLAN-based mesh networks. Therefore, a dynamic bandwidth control mechanism is implemented on the network layer and the results show that high prioritized traffic can be protected from disturbing best effort traffic.