Throughput-based MAC layer handoff in WLAN

Sung Hoon Seo, Joo Seok Song, Haitao Wu, Yongguang Zhang

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We propose a MAC layer handoff mechanism for IEEE 802.11 WLAN to give benefit to bandwidth-greedy applications at STAs. In order to find an optimal AP, we investigate a new measurement method called TFC (Transient Frame Capture) to estimate the achievable throughput from APs. Since TFC is employed under promiscuous mode, it avoids service degradation through the current associated AP. In addition, the mechanism is a client-only solution which does not require any modification on APs. We develop an analytic model for the throughput estimation and demonstrate it through experimental studies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE INFOCOM Workshops 2009
Publication statusPublished - 2009
EventIEEE INFOCOM Workshops 2009 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 2009 Apr 192009 Apr 25

Publication series

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


OtherIEEE INFOCOM Workshops 2009
CityRio de Janeiro

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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