Proposal of wireless traffic control schemes for wireless LANs

Takefumi Hiraguri, Takeo Ichikawa, Masataka Iizuka, Shuji Kubota

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Abstract

This paper proposes two traffic control schemes to support the communication quality of multimedia streaming services such as VoIP and audio/video over IEEE 802.11 wireless LAN systems. The main features of the proposed scheme are bandwidth control for each flow of the multimedia streaming service and load balancing between access points (APs) of the wireless LAN by using information of data link, network and transport layers. The proposed schemes are implemented on a Linux machine which is called the wireless traffic controller (WTC). The WTC connects a high capacity backbone network and an access network to which the APs are attached. We evaluated the performance of the proposed WTC and confirmed that the communication quality of the multimedia streaming would be greatly improved bv using this technique.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1340-1348
Number of pages9
JournalIEICE Transactions on Communications
VolumeE91-B
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jan 1

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Keywords

  • IEEE802.11
  • Load barancing
  • QoS
  • Traffic control
  • Wireless LAN

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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