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Modelling Unfairness in IEEE 802.11 g Networks with Variable Frame Length

Lookup NU author(s): Choman Abdullah, Dr Nigel Thomas



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In this paper we consider variations in performance between di fferent communicating pairs of nodes within a restricted network topology. This scenario highlights potential unfairness in network access, leading to one or more pair of communicating nodes being adversely penalised, potentially meaning that high bandwidth applications could notbe supported. In particular we explore the e ffect that variable frame lengths can have on fairness, which suggests that reducing relative frame length variance at a ffected nodes might be one way to alleviate some ofthe e ffect of unfairness in network access.

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Author(s): Abdullah CO, Thomas N

Editor(s): Wittevrongel, S; Phung-Duc, T

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: 23rd International Conference on Analytical & Stochastic Modelling Techniques & Applications (ASMTA)

Year of Conference: 2016

Pages: 223-238

Print publication date: 24/08/2016

Online publication date: 04/08/2016

Acceptance date: 06/06/2016

Date deposited: 09/09/2016

ISSN: 0302-9743

Publisher: Springer


DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-43904-4_16

Notes: WLAN, IEEE 802.11g, Performance modelling, PEPA, Fairness.

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Series Title: Lecture Notes in Computer Science

ISBN: 9783319439037