Measuring Home Networks with HomeNet Profiler

  • Lucas DiCioccio
  • Renata Teixeira
  • Catherine Rosenberg
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7799)


This paper designs HomeNet Profiler, a software that runs on any computer connected inside a home network, to collect a wide range of measurements about home networks including the set of devices, the set of services (with UPnP and Zeroconf), and the characteristics of theWiFi environment. To attract a larger number of users, HomeNet Profiler runs one-shot measurements upon user demand. We evaluate this design choice against periodic measurements taken from six home networks. Data collected from these six homes and with Home- Net Profiler in more than 1,600 homes in France shed light on the diversity of devices that connect to home networks and of the WiFi neighborhood across home networks.


Receive Signal Strength Indicator Active Device Home Network Home User Home Device 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lucas DiCioccio
    • 1
    • 2
  • Renata Teixeira
    • 2
  • Catherine Rosenberg
    • 3
  1. 1.TechnicolorFrance
  2. 2.CNRSUPMC Sorbonne UniversitésFrance
  3. 3.University of WaterlooCanada

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