A Client-Assisted and Distributed Channel Assignment Scheme For Dense IEEE 802.11 WLAN

Provided by: International Journal of Engineering Research and Applications (IJERA)
Topic: Networking
Format: PDF
Due to huge popularity, the WLANs (Wireless Local Area Networks) have gained in recent years, especially based on IEEE 802.11 family of standards; dense deployment of AP (Access Point) can be found in many places. However, these dense deployments can severely affect the aggregate throughput of the network due increased contention and interference between different APs using same channel. This often leads to decreased overall throughput of a local wireless network, such as in a university campus or city-wide Wi-Fi network. In this paper, a simple client-assisted and distributed channel assignment scheme has been proposed for minimizing such adverse affects of interference in dense WLANs.

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