A proposal of a smart access point allocation algorithm for scalable wireless mesh networks

Kanako Uemura, Nobuo Funabiki, Toru Nakanishi

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Abstract

As a flexible, inexpensive, and extensive Internet access network, we have studied WIM-NET (Wireless Internet-access Mesh NETwork) composed of multiple access points (APs) as wireless mesh routers. WIMNET utilizes two types of APs to achieve the scalability with sufficient bandwidth while reducing costs. One is the expensive, programmable smart AP (SAP) that can use plural channels for wireless communications and has various functions for the Internet access. Another is the inexpensive, nonprogrammable conventional AP (CAP) that can use only one channel. To enhance the performance, the proper SAP allocation is critical, because the number of SAPs is much smaller than that of CAPs. In this paper, we present the definition of the SAP allocation problem, and its algorithm of extracting the optimum solution in terms of the newly defined cost function after finding the communication route configuration by applying our previous algorithms. We verify the effectiveness through simulations in three network topologies using the WIMNET simulator.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International MultiConference of Engineers and Computer Scientists 2010, IMECS 2010
Pages848-853
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2010
EventInternational MultiConference of Engineers and Computer Scientists 2010, IMECS 2010 - Kowloon, Hong Kong
Duration: Mar 17 2010Mar 19 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International MultiConference of Engineers and Computer Scientists 2010, IMECS 2010

Other

OtherInternational MultiConference of Engineers and Computer Scientists 2010, IMECS 2010
CountryHong Kong
CityKowloon
Period3/17/103/19/10

Keywords

  • Algorithm
  • Allocation
  • Communication route
  • Smart access point
  • Wireless mesh network

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)

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