Spatial unfairness in IEEE 802.11 networks

Yigal Bejerano, Hyoung Gyu Choi, Seung Jae Han

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Physical layer capture is one of the main causes of throughput unfairness in IEEE 802.11 Wireless LANs. While existing work have analyzed the impact of physical layer capture on the total system throughput of a cell, we study the relative unfairness among users as result of capture. Since this unfairness is related to the relative location of users, we call it as spatial unfairness. Our evaluation characterizes the relative throughput of users as a function of the users' distance from the Access Point.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - Conference on Local Computer Networks, LCN
EditorsNils Aschenbruck, Salil Kanhere, Kemal Akkaya, Kemal Akkaya
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781479937806
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Oct 15
Event39th Annual IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks, LCN 2014 - Edmonton, Canada
Duration: 2014 Sept 82014 Sept 11

Publication series

NameProceedings - Conference on Local Computer Networks, LCN


Other39th Annual IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks, LCN 2014

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2014 IEEE.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture


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