Practical Results of WLAN Traffic Analysis

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10531)


This paper presents some results of the WLAN traffic measurements and analysis. The main idea of the work is to describe some common parameters of the originated traffic which may be useful in the network planning and analysis tasks. Authors have considered such parameters as session duration, user activity, packet size, traffic intensity, and some others.


Traffic WLAN Statistical data Measurements Session duration Packet size Distribution Access point Access network 



The publication was financially supported by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation (the Agreement number 02.a03.21.0008).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Bonch-Bruevich State University of TelecommunicationsSt. PetersburgRussian Federation
  2. 2.The Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University)MoscowRussian Federation
  3. 3.BeltelSt. PetersburgRussian Federation

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