By Topic

Experimental performance evaluation of Wireless 802.11b networks

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

5 Author(s)
Fadhah, A.B. ; Comput. Sci. Dept., Sultan Qaboos Univ., Muscat ; Al-Lawati, A. ; Al-Maskari, S. ; Touzene, A.
more authors

According to the IEEE 802.11 b/g standard (WiFi) should have a range of 300-500 ft (about 152 m). The 2.4 GHz frequency band used by WiFi devices is divided into 11 (in FCC) (or 13 in ETSI) partially overlapping channels. It is claimed that by using frequency bands that are at least four channels apart (non-overlapping channels) interference between those channels is avoided. We carried out two types of experiments to measure the effect of the distance and the claimed non-overlapping channels on the bit rate. From the first study, we experimentally derived a model of distance versus throughput. The second study has confirmed that the interference between the channels cannot be avoided even when using non-overlapping channels. The experiments also showed that by increasing the distance between the networks that are using non-overlapping channels, the effect of the interference decreases.

Published in:

Applications of Digital Information and Web Technologies, 2008. ICADIWT 2008. First International Conference on the

Date of Conference:

4-6 Aug. 2008