Date Added: Oct 2011
The increasing complexity of the future wireless networks leads to the requirement for self-organization. This is true especially in home networking where users are typically not networking professionals and cannot be expected to perform complex optimization and management tasks. In this paper, cognitive radio concept combining cross-layer optimization and learning mechanisms is a promising solution. The authors demonstrate a cognitive home networking prototype, which addresses practical problems users face with the present-day wireless networks at home. The prototype shows how nodes using IEEE 802.11 radios and WARP boards operate under the Cognitive Resource Manager (CRM).