Mobility

Device Driver-Enabled Wireless Network Emulation

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Executive Summary

Testing and evaluating the performance of actual software for wireless networks is difficult. Real-world wireless testbeds are costly and cumbersome to maintain. Measurement studies are complicated by many uncontrollable environmental influences, particularly the wireless channel. Network simulations on the contrary allow the convenient analysis of wireless networks with a maximum level of controllability; however they typically do not allow the execution of arbitrary and unmodified wireless communication software inside the simulation environment. In this paper, the authors present new network emulation architecture for the evaluation of wireless communication software.

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