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Performance Comparison of Video Traffic Over WLAN IEEE 802.11e and IEEE 802.11n

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Executive Summary

This paper reviews the fast deployment of Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs) and the ability of WLAN to support real time services. Stringent Quality of Service (QoS) and high throughput requirements has come into force. The authors compare the QoS support in the IEEE 802.11e to 802.11n standard. The 802.11n frame aggregation mechanism provides a better video traffic transmission performance such as throughput, delay and packet lost. The 802.11e mechanism allows prioritized medium access for applications with high QoS requirements by assigning different priorities to its four access categories. The 802.11n implemented frame aggregation to get high throughput and low delay transmission.

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