Networking

Improving Mobile Networking With Concurrent Wi-Fi Connections

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Executive Summary

Achieving ubiquitous connectivity or high aggregate throughput using a series of Wi-Fi access points can cause serious performance problems for highly mobile clients. While data transfer using a single access point at a time is insufficient for supporting delay- and throughput-sensitive applications, leveraging concurrent data transfers through multiple access points offers a plausible alternative. To this end, the authors design, implement, and evaluate a system that establishes and maintains concurrent connections to 802.11 APs in a mobile environment.

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