Minimal smart access-point selection for maximal throughput in wireless mesh networks

Nobuo Funabiki, Tatsuya Takebayashi, Toru Nakanishi

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Abstract

The architecture and design optimization issues of the Wireless Internet-access Mesh NETwork (WIMNET) has been studied to provide a scalable wireless Internet access network. WIMNET may utilize two types of APs as wireless mesh routers to achieve the scalability with sufficient bandwidth while reducing costs. One is an expensive, programmable smart AP (SAP) that can use plural channels for wireless communications and has various functions for the Internet access. Another is an inexpensive, non-programmable conventional AP (CAP) that can use only one channel. To enhance the performance of WIMNET with a small number of costly SAPs, we have previously proposed the SAP selection algorithm of selecting a fixed number of SAPs from a given set of allocated APs. The simulation result observed the existence of a minimal SAP set providing the maximal throughput. In this paper, we propose the extension of this algorithm to finding the minimal SAP set with the maximal throughput. We verify the effectiveness of our proposal through simulations in four instances using the WIMNET simulator.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIMECS 2011 - International MultiConference of Engineers and Computer Scientists 2011
Pages594-599
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - Jul 26 2011
EventInternational MultiConference of Engineers and Computer Scientists 2011, IMECS 2011 - Kowloon, Hong Kong
Duration: Mar 16 2011Mar 18 2011

Publication series

NameIMECS 2011 - International MultiConference of Engineers and Computer Scientists 2011
Volume1

Other

OtherInternational MultiConference of Engineers and Computer Scientists 2011, IMECS 2011
CountryHong Kong
CityKowloon
Period3/16/113/18/11

Keywords

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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    Funabiki, N., Takebayashi, T., & Nakanishi, T. (2011). Minimal smart access-point selection for maximal throughput in wireless mesh networks. In IMECS 2011 - International MultiConference of Engineers and Computer Scientists 2011 (pp. 594-599). (IMECS 2011 - International MultiConference of Engineers and Computer Scientists 2011; Vol. 1).