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A Performance Evaluation for Rate Adaptation Algorithms in IEEE 802. 11 Wireless Networks

International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2014 by IJCA Journal
Volume 99 - Number 4
Year of Publication: 2014
M. A. Mohamed
W. B. Bahget
S. S Mohamed

M A Mohamed, W B Bahget and S S Mohamed. Article: A Performance Evaluation for Rate Adaptation Algorithms in IEEE 802.11 Wireless Networks. International Journal of Computer Applications 99(4):54-59, August 2014. Full text available. BibTeX

	author = {M. A. Mohamed and W. B. Bahget and S. S Mohamed},
	title = {Article: A Performance Evaluation for Rate Adaptation Algorithms in IEEE 802.11 Wireless Networks},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2014},
	volume = {99},
	number = {4},
	pages = {54-59},
	month = {August},
	note = {Full text available}


The wireless LAN standards IEEE 802. 11 (a/b/g) provides multi-rates capabilities. To achieve high network performance, devices need to adapt their transmission rate dynamically under varying conditions. Rate adaption algorithm is a critical component of their performance, only very a few algorithms have been published and the differences between their mechanisms have been publicly discussed. In this paper rate adaption algorithms categorized according to the metric that sender and/or receiver used to calculate the best bit rate uses to transmission date. In addition, a comparative study conducted in IEEE 802. 11-based ad-hoc networks of most existing rate adaptation algorithms.


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