A New Load Balancing Procedure In IEEE 802.11 WLANs
In this paper, a new load balancing procedure has been proposed in IEEE 802.11 Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs). This procedure balances load of Access Points (APs) of an Extended Service Set (ESS) domain without using any network entity. Proposed procedure balances load of APs belong to different ESS, too. In procedure, a network-assisted station-controlled handoff schema has been implemented and a fuzzy expert system in STAtions (STAs) selects optimal AP for each STA by using information of STAs and APs in vicinity.