Practical Node Policing in 802.11 WLANs

Feghhi, Hessan and Patras, Paul and Malone, David (2013) Practical Node Policing in 802.11 WLANs. In: IEEE 14th International Symposium and Workshops on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks (WoWMoM), 2013. IEEE, pp. 1-3. ISBN 978-1-4673-5828-6

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As open-source WiFi device drivers are increasingly available, wireless equipment can be configured to disobey the 802.11 specification, with the goal of achieving performance gains, to the detriment of fair users.We demonstrate a practical implementation of a node policing scheme that combats such selfish behaviour, using commercial off-the-shelf hardware and a modified firmware. With a small testbed, we show that access points running our scheme can detect misbehaving stations, inflict punishment upon them and effectively restore fairness in the network.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: The definitive version of this article is available at DOI: 10.1109/WoWMoM.2013.6583367 . This work was supported by the European Commission (FP7 grant agreement n. 257263 – FLAVIA project) and Science Foundation Ireland (grant 08/SRC/I1403).
Keywords: IEEE standards; firmware; public domain software; radio equipment; wireless LAN;
Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Research Institutes > Hamilton Institute
Item ID: 6013
Identification Number: 10.1109/WoWMoM.2013.6583367
Depositing User: Dr. David Malone
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2015 14:14
Publisher: IEEE
Refereed: Yes
Funders: European Commission FLAVIA project, Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)

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