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An adaptive load balancing application for software-defined enterprise WLANs

Han, Y and Yang, K and Lu, X and Zhou, D (2016) An adaptive load balancing application for software-defined enterprise WLANs. In: UNSPECIFIED, ? - ?.

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Abstract

© 2016 IEEE. In current Enterprise WLANs (EWLANs), traffic load on access points (APs) is often unevenly distributed as wireless stations (WS) independently select the AP with best signal strength to associate with, which leads to issues such as sub-optimal network throughput and degradation of user quality of experience (QoE). Existing load balancing solutions based on the received signal strength indicator (RSSI) continue to exhibit inefficiencies. Software Defined Networking (SDN) promises to provide flexibility and programmability for network management. Leveraging SDN to existing EWLANs, the efficiency of load balancing can be improved significantly. This paper propose an adaptive load balancing solution which proactively balance network traffic based on AP load and RSSI. Experiment results show that both packet loss rate and network throughput are improved significantly compared to the conventional load balancing algorithm.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Published proceedings: 2016 International Conference on Information and Communication Technology Convergence, ICTC 2016
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: 22 Jun 2017 15:14
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2019 19:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/19902

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