Novel Metrics and Experimentation Insights for Dynamic Frequency Selection in Wireless LANs

Date Added: Sep 2011
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The rapidly increasing popularity of IEEE 802.11 WLANs has created unprecedented levels of congestion in the unlicensed frequency bands, especially in densely populated urban areas. Performance experienced by end-users in such deployments is significantly degraded due to contention and interference among adjacent cells. In this paper, the authors develop novel metrics and insights that they use for dynamic frequency selection, incorporating the various features that affect interference. The proposed scheme features a novel client feedback mechanism, which enables nodes of the cell, as well as nodes belonging to different cells, to contribute to interference measurements.