A holding access-point assignment algorithm for wireless local-area networks

Shigeto Tajima, Nobuo Funabiki, Sumon Kumar Debnath, Teruo Higashino

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Abstract

Nowadays, various types of access-points (APs) and hosts such as dedicated APs, laptop personal computers, and mobile terminals have been used in IEEE802.11 wireless local-area networks (WLANs). As a result, the optimal assignment of holding APs into the network field depending on the host type distribution has become very important to improve the network performance. In this paper, we formulate this holding access-point assignment problem as a combinatorial optimization problem and propose its heuristic algorithm. Because plural non-overlapping channels are available in IEEE802.11 WLANs, we extend the algorithm to finding the channel assignment to the APs such that the total interference among them is minimized. The effectiveness of our proposal is verified through simulations in three instances.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 9th IEEE International Conference on Communication Software and Networks, ICCSN 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages367-371
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781509038220
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 19 2017
Event9th IEEE International Conference on Communication Software and Networks, ICCSN 2017 - Guangzhou, China
Duration: May 6 2017May 8 2017

Publication series

Name2017 9th IEEE International Conference on Communication Software and Networks, ICCSN 2017
Volume2017-January

Other

Other9th IEEE International Conference on Communication Software and Networks, ICCSN 2017
CountryChina
CityGuangzhou
Period5/6/175/8/17

Keywords

  • assignment algorithm
  • channel
  • combinatorial optimization problem
  • holding access-point
  • wireless local-area network

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Software
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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