Modeling the Impact of Buffering on 802.11.

Duffy, Ken R. and Ganesh, Ayalvadi J. (2007) Modeling the Impact of Buffering on 802.11. IEEE Communications Letters, 11 (2). pp. 219-221. ISSN 1089-7798

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A finite load, large buffer model for the WLAN medium access protocol IEEE 802.11 is developed that gives throughput and delay predictions. This enables us to investigate the impact of buffering on resource allocation. In the presence of heterogeneous loads, 802.11 does not allocate transmission opportunities equally. It is shown that increased buffering can help this inequity, but only at the expense of possibly significantly increased delays.

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Keywords: Wireless Local Area Network; WLAN; IEEE 802.11; Performance evaluation; Access protocols; Resource allocation; WLAN medium access protocol; Buffer model; Hamilton Institute.
Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Computer Science
Faculty of Science and Engineering > Research Institutes > Hamilton Institute
Item ID: 1721
Identification Number: 10.1109/LCOMM.2007.061676.
Depositing User: Hamilton Editor
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2009 12:46
Journal or Publication Title: IEEE Communications Letters
Publisher: IEEE
Refereed: Yes

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