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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.

Keywords

  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-1192-1_9

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