Networking

Eliminating Backhaul Bottlenecks for Opportunistically Encountered Wi-Fi Hotspots

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Executive Summary

Wi-Fi access points can be found in any urban environment and have the potential to be a source of useful bandwidth even for users that are only in range for short periods of time. In this paper, authors describe how in-motion networking is capable of exploiting short connection opportunities and transferring significant amounts of data by using only open or community access points. Authors describe the issues facing the inmotion user of today and present a protocol that is capable of eliminating backhaul bottlenecks at the access point's connection to the Internet. Authors describe and present the results of the implementation with measurements in an urban area of a city.

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