Improvement of Wireless LAN Connectivity by Optimizing Placement of Wireless Access Points

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 253)

Abstract

By rapid evolution of information terminals, such as tablets and smart phones, people having multiple wireless communication terminals are expected to increase the information access and traffic amount. In public facilities, hot spots, and university campuses, the coverage area of the wireless Access Points (APs) is limited because of high cost. Therefore, it is difficult to provide stable network connectivity. In this paper, we focus on measurement of the coverage in our university campus. Using network simulation, we measured field strength and throughput for wireless APs. We optimized AP placement and improved the connectivity in our campus.

Keywords

Access Point Wireless Local Area Network Mobile Client Outdoor Area Wireless Coverage 
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Notes

Acknowledgments

This work is supported by a Grant-in-Aid for scientific research of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). The authors would like to thanks for the financial support.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Graduate School of EngineeringFukuoka Institute of Technology (FIT)FukuokaJapan
  2. 2.Department of Information and Communication EngineeringFukuoka Institute of Technology (FIT)Higashi-KuJapan

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