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Scanning Delays in 802.11 Networks

Murray, D., Dixon, M.W. and Koziniec, T. (2007) Scanning Delays in 802.11 Networks. In: 2007 International Conference on Next Generation Mobile Applications, Services and Technologies, 12 - 14 September, Cardiff pp. 255-260.

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The proliferation of Wireless LANs and the increasing integration of voice into data networks has created the potential for VoWLANs (Voice over Wireless Local Area Networks). This technology has immense cost saving potential and the ability to provide better service and functionality. However, before the integration of VoWLAN is possible, handoff delays must be reduced. Currently, the connectivity transition that occurs from moving between APs (Access Points) is too long, causing poor voice quality and call dropouts. An experimental approach is used to investigate a particular handoff delay known as the scanning delay. The study concludes that the primary source of delay in the scanning process is caused by overlapping channels in the 2.4GHz band.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Information Technology
Publisher: IEEE
Copyright: © 2007 IEEE
Notes: Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE. This paper appears in: NGMAST 2007 - 2007 International Conference on Next Generation Mobile Applications, Services and Technologies; Cardiff, Wales; 12 September 2007 through 14 September 2007; Category number P2878; Code 72745
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