Measurement and analysis of real-world 802.11 mesh networks

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Measurement and analysis of real-world 802.11 mesh networks
Despite many years of work in wireless mesh networks built using 802.11 radios, the performance and behavior of these networks in the wild is not well-understood. This lack of understanding is due in part to the lack of access to data from a wide range of these networks; most researchers have access to only one or two testbeds at any time. In recent years, however, 802.11 mesh networks networks have been deployed commercially and have real users who use the networks in a wide range of conditions. This paper analyzes data collected from 1407 access points in 110 different commercially deployed Meraki [28] wireless mesh networks, constituting perhaps the largest study of real-world 802.11 networks to date. After analyzing a 24-hour snapshot of data collected from these networks, we answer questions from a variety of active research topics, such as the accuracy of SNR-based bit rate adaptation, the impact of opportunistic routing, and the prevalence of hidden terminals. The size and dive...
Katrina LaCurts, Hari Balakrishnan
Added 13 Feb 2011
Updated 13 Feb 2011
Type Journal
Year 2010
Where IMC
Authors Katrina LaCurts, Hari Balakrishnan
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