Novel Buffer Estimation Method for 802.11 Based Networks
The authors consider the novel buffer estimation method for 802.11 based networks. Wireless networks face a number of fundamental issues that do not arise in wired networks. They demonstrate that the use of fixed size buffers in 802.11 networks inevitably leads to either undesirable channel under-utilization or unnecessary high delays. They present two novel dynamic buffer sizing algorithms that achieve high throughput while maintaining low delay across a wide range of network conditions. Experimental measurements demonstrate the utility of the proposed algorithms in a production WLAN and a lab testbed.