Mobility

Self-Management in Chaotic Wireless Deployments

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Executive Summary

Over the past few years, wireless networking technologies have made vast forays into the daily lives. Today, one can find 802.11 hardware and other personal wireless technology employed at homes, shopping malls, coffee shops and airports. Present-day wireless network deployments bear two important properties: they are unplanned, with most Access Points (APs) deployed by users in a spontaneous manner, resulting in highly variable AP densities; and they are unmanaged, since manually configuring and managing a wireless network is very complicated. The authors refer to such wireless deployments as being chaotic.

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