A channel configuration problem for access-point communications in wireless mesh networks

Nobuo Funabiki, Toru Nakanishi, Walaa Hassan, Kanako Uemura

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Abstract

For a flexible and inexpensive large-scale access network to the Internet, we have studied the wireless mesh network composed of access points (APs) as wireless routers. Each AP has multihop wireless connections with the others by the wireless distribution system (WDS). In this network, communications around Internet gateways are usually very crowded and become the bottleneck of performance, because most traffic go through there for access to the Internet. To avoid this problem, the proper channel configurations of APs concerning multiple network interface cards (NICs) and their channel assignments are essential, where for the given network and traffics, the throughput should be maximized while the cost for channel configurations be minimized. In this paper, we formulate this channel configuration problem for AP communications in the wireless mesh network, and present its two-stage heuristic algorithm. The effectiveness of our approach is verified through extensive simulations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICON 2007 - Proceedings of the 2007 15th IEEE International Conference on Networks
Pages240-245
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2007
Event15th IEEE International Conference on Networks, ICON 2007 - Adelaide, SA, Australia
Duration: Nov 19 2007Nov 21 2007

Publication series

NameICON 2007 - Proceedings of the 2007 15th IEEE International Conference on Networks

Other

Other15th IEEE International Conference on Networks, ICON 2007
CountryAustralia
CityAdelaide, SA
Period11/19/0711/21/07

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Communication

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    Funabiki, N., Nakanishi, T., Hassan, W., & Uemura, K. (2007). A channel configuration problem for access-point communications in wireless mesh networks. In ICON 2007 - Proceedings of the 2007 15th IEEE International Conference on Networks (pp. 240-245). [4444093] (ICON 2007 - Proceedings of the 2007 15th IEEE International Conference on Networks). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICON.2007.4444093