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Data Traffic Load Balancing and QoS in IEEE 802.11 Network: Experimental Study of the Signal Strength Effect

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Executive Summary

Recently there is a growing interest in the internet and multimedia wireless networking where the bandwidth and the Quality of Service (QoS) should be managed with careful. The performances of applications built on these systems depend on bandwidth availability that arises as the most limit of this solution. In fact, the IEEE 802.11 standards do not provide performed mechanism of loading distribution among different APs of the network. Then, an AP can be heavily overloaded leading to station throughput degradation. For this problem, Load Balancing Algorithms (LBA) was been considered as one of the attractive solution to share the traffic through the available Access Points (APs) bandwidths.

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