Factors Having Influence upon Efficiency of an Integrated Wired-Wireless Network

  • Bartłomiej Zieliński
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing book series (AINSC, volume 59)


The paper considers the problem of an integration of the wired and wireless network segments. As characteristics of such segments differ, protocols for both segments must in many cases differ as well. Thus, protocol conversion is necessary. A protocol converter is an autonomous microprocessor-based device. A good example of such solution is a TNC controller used, among others, in amateur Packet Radio network. Several types of TNC controllers are available that differ in processing power. Additionally, TNC control software sometimes introduces some limitations and protocol implementation details that also have some influence upon operational network parameters visible to the user. Presented results have been achieved in an experimental Packet Radio network and compared to the theoretical estimations.


netwrok integration protocol conversion efficiency estimation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bartłomiej Zieliński
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  1. 1.Institute of InformaticsSilesian University of TechnologyGliwicePoland

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