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Dynamic packet aggregation to solve performance anomaly in 802.11 wireless networks

Tahiry Razafindralambo 1 Isabelle Guérin-Lassous 2 Luigi Iannone 3 Serge Fdida 3 
1 POPS - System and Networking for Portable Objects Proved to be Safe
LIFL - Laboratoire d'Informatique Fondamentale de Lille, Inria Lille - Nord Europe
2 RESO - Protocols and softwares for very high-performance network
Inria Grenoble - Rhône-Alpes, LIP - Laboratoire de l'Informatique du Parallélisme
3 NPA - Networks and Performance Analysis
LIP6 - Laboratoire d'Informatique de Paris 6
Abstract : In the widely used 802.11 standard, the so-called performance anomaly is a well-known issue. Several works have tried to solve this problem by introducing mechanisms such as packet fragmentation, backoff adaptation, or packet aggregation during a fixed time interval. In this paper, we propose a novel approach solving the performance anomaly problem by packet aggregation using a dynamic time interval, which depends on the busy time of the wireless medium. Our solution differs from other proposition in the literature because of this dynamic time interval, which allows increasing fairness, reactivity, and in some cases efficiency. In this article, we emphasize the performance evaluation of our proposal.
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Tahiry Razafindralambo, Isabelle Guérin-Lassous, Luigi Iannone, Serge Fdida. Dynamic packet aggregation to solve performance anomaly in 802.11 wireless networks. MSWiM 2006 - 9th ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Wireless and Mobile Systems, Oct 2006, Malaga, Spain. pp.247-254, ⟨10.1145/1164717.1164761⟩. ⟨inria-00589816⟩



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