IPTV Home Networking Via 802.11 Wireless Mesh Networks: An Implementation Experience

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Executive Summary

Wireless multimedia home servers are the next generation of home entertainment systems. From a single broadband connection entering home, multimedia data is transmitted to TV and other peripherals using only wireless links. The provision of hiqh quality time-critical multimedia services in indoor environment is very challenging due to high attenuation and multi-path fading caused by the walls and the contention in the shared wireless channel. In this paper, the authors demonstrate that mesh networking can help improve the service quality of both multimedia and data users, when the video packets are relayed with EDCA priorities based on their importance.

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