Factors Having Influence upon Efficiency of an Integrated Wired-Wireless Network
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.
Keywordsnetwrok integration protocol conversion efficiency estimation
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