Design and Implementation of a Novel SDN-Based Architecture for Wi-Fi Networks

  • Lei Liu
  • Mingzheng Li
  • Lei Mei
  • Ye TianEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 931)


Wi-Fi technologies have attracted great attention due to the low cost of construction and maintenance. However, the explosive growth of mobile applications bring new challenges in terms of difficult service quality requirement, such as ultra bandwidth, seamless mobility and high reliability. In this paper, we propose an efficient SDN-based architecture for Wi-Fi networks, which can exploit MPTCP to enable simultaneously transmission for a specific application, and achieve fine-grade path assignment for a single subflow. To evaluate our design, we build a real-world testbed that consists of commodity AP devices, the experimental results demonstrate that our system can significantly improve the wireless throughput and reduce handover delay at the same time.


Software-Defined Networking Wi-Fi Multipath TCP Subflows 



This work was supported in part by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 61672486), subtask of the Chinese National Key Project on New Generation Broadband Wireless Mobile Communication Networks (No. 2017ZX03001019-004), and Anhui Provincial Natural Science Foundation (No. 1608085MF126).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Computer Science and TechnologyUniversity of Science and Technology of ChinaHefeiChina

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