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Wi-Fi Wep Point-to-Point Links

Performance Studies of IEEE 802.11a, b, g Laboratory Links

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The importance of wireless communications has been growing. Performance is a crucial issue, resulting in more reliable and efficient communications. Security is equally important. Laboratory measurements are made about several performance aspects of Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11a, b, g) WEP point-to-point links. A contribution is given to performance evaluation of this technology, using two types of access points from Enterasys Networks (RBT-4102 and RBTR2). Detailed results are presented and discussed, namely at OSI levels 4 and 7, from TCP, UDP and FTP experiments: TCP throughput, jitter, percentage datagram loss and FTP transfer rate. Comparisons are made to corresponding results obtained for open links. Conclusions are drawn about the comparative performance of the links.


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

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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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de Carvalho, J.A.R.P., Veiga, H., Marques, N., Ribeiro Pacheco, C.F., Reis, A.D. (2011). Wi-Fi Wep Point-to-Point Links. In: Ao, SI., Gelman, L. (eds) Electrical Engineering and Applied Computing. Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering, vol 90. Springer, Dordrecht.

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