A common measurement method for throughput experiment of IEEE 802.11ac and IEEE 802.11n Wi-Fi under variable condition

Chang Choon Chew, Nobuo Funabiki, Tutut Herawan

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The IEEE 802.11ac wireless communication proto-cols have been introduced for highspeed wireless networks. Then, commercial devices implementing this protocol have been available from most vendors. In this paper, we provide various Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) throughput measurement results. It uses devices from three vendors implementing this protocol under a set of TCP parameters in various conditions including comparison between indoor and outdoor, comparison between one-hop and two-hop, effects of walls, effect of 11ac repeater, big room with different AP locations, and effects of link distance. As a comparison, we also conduct the test in 11n as well. Our measurement results show that TCP throughputs are greatly affected by vendors, communication, and physical conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)93-112
Number of pages20
JournalInternational Journal of Grid and Distributed Computing
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2018
Externally publishedYes



  • IEEE 802.11
  • Measurement
  • Transmission control protocol
  • Variable condition
  • Wi-Fi

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)

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