Extended Performance Studies of Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11a, b, g Laboratory WPA Point-to-Multipoint and Point-to-Point Links

  • J. A. R. Pacheco de Carvalho
  • H. Veiga
  • C. F. Ribeiro Pacheco
  • A. D. Reis
Conference paper


Wireless communications using microwaves are increasingly important, such as Wi-Fi. Performance is a most fundamental issue, leading to more reliable and efficient communications. Security is equally very important. Laboratory measurements were performed on several performance aspects of Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11a, b, g) WPA point-to-multipoint links. Our study contributes to performance evaluation of this technology, using available equipments (DAP-1522 access points from D-Link and WPC600N adapters from Linksys). New 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 WPA point-to-point and Open point-to-multipoint links. Conclusions are drawn about the comparative performance of the links.


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



Supports from University of Beira Interior and FCT (Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia)/PEst-OE/FIS/UI0524/2011(ProjectoEstratégico-UI524-2011-2012) are acknowledged.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. A. R. Pacheco de Carvalho
    • 1
  • H. Veiga
    • 2
  • C. F. Ribeiro Pacheco
    • 1
  • A. D. Reis
    • 1
  1. 1.Unidade de Detecção RemotaUniversidade da Beira InteriorCovilhãPortugal
  2. 2.Centro de InformáticaUniversidade da Beira InteriorCovilhãPortugal

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