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Improving the Performance of Wireless LANs: A Practical Guide
     

Improving the Performance of Wireless LANs: A Practical Guide

by Nurul Sarkar
 

While there are countless books on wireless networks, few actually quantify the key performance-limiting factors of wireless local area networks (WLANs) and describe various methods for improving WLAN performance. Fulfilling these needs, Improving the Performance of Wireless LANs: A Practical Guide provides both theoretical background and empirical

Overview

While there are countless books on wireless networks, few actually quantify the key performance-limiting factors of wireless local area networks (WLANs) and describe various methods for improving WLAN performance. Fulfilling these needs, Improving the Performance of Wireless LANs: A Practical Guide provides both theoretical background and empirical results for the optimum planning and deployment of high performance WLAN systems in different residential and commercial buildings.

Useful to students, faculties, researchers, engineers, and network developers, this must-have book not only explains the fundamentals of WLAN systems, including WLAN features and standards, but also:

  • Supplies strategic guidelines for WLAN system design, modeling, and performance evaluation
  • Includes radio propagation and site measurements as well as simulations for various network design scenarios
  • Discusses environmental effects on WLAN performance, protocol redesign for routing and MAC, and traffic distribution
  • Contains numerous illustrations and examples, plus chapter summaries, review questions, reading lists, mini-projects, an extensive glossary, and a list of acronyms
  • Examines emerging and future network technologies, such as next generation Wi-Fi (802.11ac), very high throughput Wi-Fi (802.11ad), wireless mesh networking (802.11s), emergency QoS (802.11u), and vehicle-to-vehicle communications (802.11p)

Improving the Performance of Wireless LANs: A Practical Guide makes the teaching, learning, and researching of advanced wireless network design and performance a more active process by using practical tools and exercises to add life to this highly technical subject.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
The book gives a balanced presentation of both theoretical and empirical aspects of performance analysis and improvement. This is clearly reflected by the two-part composition, as well as the carefully arranged chapters each with ‘further reading’ and ‘mini-projects’sections. Empirical factors considered are relevant to real-world'scenarios, such as the office space, mobility, and traffic loads.
—Jeremiah Deng, Department of Information Science, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

This book is a practical guide to IEEE 802.11-based wireless local area networks (WLANs). ... The approach proposed in this book is indeed about combining a measurement-based performance estimation approach with simulations through discrete-event network simulation packages (OPNET and ns-2). ... The style of this book is original and effective. The dissertation on WLANs is comprehensive and provides practical guidelines for their design and deployment. The book can be a useful resource for students, researchers, and engineers. Each chapter includes a summary of key terms, suggestions for further readings, key terms, and review questions. This set of learning aids, complemented by suggestions for mini-projects to provide deeper understanding of the topics presented in each chapter, make the book a useful textbook or handbook for classrooms or schools that provide courses on wireless communications.
—Diego Merani, book review appearing in ACM Computing Reviews, June 2014

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781466560635
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/10/2014
Series:
Chapman & Hall/CRC Computer and Information Science Series , #28
Pages:
472
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Nurul I. Sarkar holds a Ph.D from the University of Auckland and is currently associate professor and leader of the Network Security Research Group at the Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand. A member of many professional organizations and societies, including IEEE Communications Society and Australasian Association for Engineering Education, he is a regularly invited keynote speaker, chair, and committee member for various national and international forums. He has published more than 120 articles and served on the editorial review boards of several prestigious journals. His first edited book, Tools for Teaching Computer Networking and Hardware Concepts, was published by IGI Global in 2006.

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