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An adaptive mobility manager for Software-Defined Enterprise WLANs

Han, Y and Yang, K (2016) An adaptive mobility manager for Software-Defined Enterprise WLANs. In: UNSPECIFIED, ? - ?.

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Abstract

© 2016 IEEE. In current Enterprise WLANs (EWLANs), mobility management remains a challenging issue due to the rapid growth of mobile user number and varying traffic load. With conventional mobility managers, client handoff are based on signal strength of APs which often leads to imbalanced traffic load among APs. Software Defined Networking (SDN) has gained increasing popularity as a novel network architecture. Leveraging SDN to existing EWLANs, mobility management can be improved efficiently. In this paper, we present an adaptive mobility manager which utilises dynamic hysteresis of AP load to make handoff decisions. With proposed solution, network throughput is improved significantly compared to the conventional handoff algorithm.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Published proceedings: International Conference on Ubiquitous and Future Networks, ICUFN
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, School of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2016 07:22
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2019 16:20
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/18472

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