International Association of Engineers
The increasing importance of wireless communications, involving electronic devices, has been widely recognized. Performance is a crucial issue, leading to more reliable and efficient communications. Laboratory measurements were performed about several performance aspects of Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11 a, g) open point-to-multipoint links. Their study contributes to the performance evaluation of this technology, using new available equipment's (V-M200 access points from HP and WPC600N adapters from Linksys). New detailed results are presented and discussed, namely at OSI levels 4 and 7, from TCP, UDP and FTP experiments: TCP throughput, jitter, percentage datagram loss and FTP transfer rate. Comparisons are made to corresponding results obtained for Open point-to-point links. Conclusions are drawn about the comparative performance of the links.