Channel management in a campus-wide WLAN with partially overlapping channels
Document typeConference lecture
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
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The 2.4 GHz ISM band is a battlefield where an increasingly large number of devices compete for the scarce frequency resources. IEEE 802.11 WLANs suffer the consequences of this overcrowded spectrum, especially in dense scenarios where the performance of those WLAN cells is way below the expected in ideal conditions. The harmful effects of interference can be minimized if an intelligent frequency management is implemented. In this paper, we first detail the implementation of a dynamic channel assignment solution which considers partially overlapping channels, and then we show, through measurements in a real campus-wide scenario with near 200 APs and under real traffic conditions, how this approach improves the performance of the traditional three orthogonal channels (i.e. 1, 6 and 11)
CitationMengual, E.; Garcia-Villegas, E.; Vidal, R. Channel management in a campus-wide WLAN with partially overlapping channels. A: IEEE International Symposium on Personal Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications. "Proceedings of the 24th IEEE Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC)". Londres: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2013, p. 2449-2453.