Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers
The performance of a wireless local area network depends on the channel assignments among neighboring Access Points (APs). The limited number of non-overlapping channels may lead to severe interference scenarios if no appropriated spectrum planning is employed. Additionally, in dense urban areas it is usual to find wireless networks scenarios with interfering APs belonging to different administrative domains. In such cases the use of centralized algorithms is not feasible and the already proposed distributed methods do not guarantee optimal channel assignment.