Mobility

A Novel Approach for Managing Channels in Wireless Network

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Executive Summary

In this paper, the authors propose a Channel Management Algorithm at the Access Points (APs) of Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) in order to maximize the efficiency of the network by managing users on different channels such that the overall throughput is maximized. They start with the channel assignment at the APs, which is based on minimizing the total interference between APs. Initially they assign the users at different APs on the basis of the users load. The solution developed in this paper uses a distributed algorithm by assigning non-overlapping channels and managing fixed and roaming users in network. One software agent manages all APs and is able to communicate with its neighbors in order to maximize channel utilization for global throughput.

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