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WI-FI Point-to-Point Links: Performance Aspects of IEEE 802.11a, b, g Laboratory Links

  • J. A. R. Pacheco de CarvalhoEmail author
  • H. Veiga
  • P. A. J. Gomes
  • C. F. Ribeiro Pacheco
  • N. Marques
  • A. D. Reis
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 60)

Abstract

Wireless communications using microwaves are increasingly important, e.g. Wi-Fi. Performance is a very relevant issue, resulting in more reliable and efficient communications. Laboratory measurements are made about several performance aspects of Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11 a, b, g) point-to-point links using two types of access points from Enterasys Networks (RBT-4102 and RBTR2). Through OSI levels 3, 4 and 7, detailed results are presented and discussed, namely: latency, ICMP packet loss, TCP throughput, jitter, percentage datagram loss and FTP transfer rate.

Keywords

WLAN Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11a IEEE 802.11b IEEE 802.11g point-to-point links wireless network laboratory performance measurements 

Notes

Acknowledgment

Supports from University of Beira Interior and FCT (Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia)/POCI2010 (Programa Operacional Ciência e Inovação) are acknowledged. We acknowledge Enterasys Networks for their availability.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. A. R. Pacheco de Carvalho
    • 1
    Email author
  • H. Veiga
    • 2
  • P. A. J. Gomes
    • 2
  • C. F. Ribeiro Pacheco
    • 1
  • N. Marques
    • 2
  • A. D. Reis
    • 1
  1. 1.Unidade de Detecção Remota, Universidade da Beira InteriorCovilhãPortugal
  2. 2.Centro de Informática, Universidade da Beira InteriorCovilhãPortugal

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