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    Buffer Sizing for 802.11 Based Networks

    Li, Tianji and Leith, Douglas J. and Malone, David (2011) Buffer Sizing for 802.11 Based Networks. IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, 19 (1). pp. 156-169. ISSN 1063-6692

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    Abstract—We consider the sizing of network buffers in 802.11 based networks.Wireless networks face a number of fundamental issues that do not arise in wired networks. We demonstrate that the use of fixed size buffers in 802.11 networks inevitably leads to either undesirable channel under-utilization or unnecessary high delays. We present two novel dynamic buffer sizing algorithms that achieve high throughput while maintaining low delay across a wide range of network conditions. Experimental measurements demonstrate the utility of the proposed algorithms in a production WLAN and a lab testbed.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This is the preprint version of the published article.
    Keywords: IEEE 802.11; IEEE 802.11e; Wireless LANs (WLANs); Medium access control (MAC); Transmission control protocol (TCP); Buffer Sizing; Stability Analysis;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Research Institutes > Hamilton Institute
    Item ID: 2208
    Depositing User: Professsor Douglas Leith
    Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2010 15:59
    Journal or Publication Title: IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking
    Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
    Refereed: No

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