A Contribution to Laboratory Performance Evaluation of IEEE 802.11 A, B, G Point-to-Point Links: A Case Study
Wi-Fi (Wireless Fidelity) is a wireless communications technology whose importance and utilization have been growing for complementing traditional wired networks. Wireless communications using microwaves are increasingly important, e.g. Wi-Fi. Performance is a very relevant issue, resulting in more reliable and efficient communications. Laboratory measurements are made about several performance aspects of Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11a, b, g) point-to-point links using available access points from Enterasys networks (RBT-4102). Through OSI levels 3, 4 and 7, detailed results are presented and discussed, namely: latency, ICMP packet loss, TCP throughput, jitter, percentage datagram loss and FTP transfer rate.