Channel Assignment Schemes for Infrastructure-Based 802.11 WLANs: A Survey

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Executive Summary

Efficient channel assignment is crucial for successful deployment and operation of IEEE 802.11-based WLANs. This paper presents a survey on the state of the art channel assignment schemes in IEEE 802.11-based WLANs. After detailing out all the schemes, the authors provide a qualitative comparison among different schemes in terms of algorithm execution behaviors, complexity, and scalability. The authors then conclude the survey with several research issues open for further investigation.

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