Analysis of spatial unfairness in wireless LANs

Seung Jae Han, Thyaga Nandagopal, Yigal Bejerano, Hyoung Gyu Choi

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Physical layer capture is one of the basic causes of throughput unfairness in IEEE 802.11 Wireless LANs. While papers have analyzed the impact of capture on the overall throughput of a single 802.11 cell, we are unaware of any analysis of the relative unfairness among users as result of capture. Since this unfairness is related to the relative location of users, we call this as spatial unfairness. We provide, to the best of our knowledge, the first such analysis that characterizes the relative throughput of users as a function of the users' distance from the access point (AP). We experimentally validate our analysis using a single 802.11b cell testbed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE INFOCOM 2009 - The 28th Conference on Computer Communications
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event28th Conference on Computer Communications, IEEE INFOCOM 2009 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 2009 Apr 192009 Apr 25

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE INFOCOM
ISSN (Print)0743-166X


Other28th Conference on Computer Communications, IEEE INFOCOM 2009
CityRio de Janeiro

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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