Analysis and Evaluation of Dynamic Load Balancing in IEEE 802. 11b Wireless Local Area Networks

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International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2012 by IJCA Journal
Volume 47 - Number 22
Year of Publication: 2012
Authors:
Farhad Soleimanian Gharehchopogh
Zeinab Abbasi Khalifehlou
10.5120/7486-0193

Farhad Soleimanian Gharehchopogh and Zeinab Abbasi Khalifehlou. Article: Analysis and Evaluation of Dynamic Load Balancing in IEEE 802.11b Wireless Local Area Networks. International Journal of Computer Applications 47(22):9-12, June 2012. Full text available. BibTeX

@article{key:article,
	author = {Farhad Soleimanian Gharehchopogh and Zeinab Abbasi Khalifehlou},
	title = {Article: Analysis and Evaluation of Dynamic Load Balancing in IEEE 802.11b Wireless Local Area Networks},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2012},
	volume = {47},
	number = {22},
	pages = {9-12},
	month = {June},
	note = {Full text available}
}

Abstract

IEEE 802. 11 WLANs (Wi-Fi) standards are widely developed for presenting internet access public space in hot spots, due to their unique features. The features of wireless local area networks (WLANs) are simple installation with low cost, and support high speed data communications. This study is a discussion and evaluation of the techniques in dynamic load balancing in WLANs. Some of the methods consist of cell breathing (CB) techniques for cooperative load balancing, utility based load balancing and others in WLANs. Finally, we highlighted and compared the techniques according to their applications in IEEE 802. 11b WLANs. The results indicate that by means of dynamic load balancing algorithms in WLANs, network performance is maximized.

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