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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:
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.
Theoretical Background. Wireless Local Area Networks. Radio Propagation Characteristics. Wireless Medium Access Control Protocols. Wireless Routing Protocols. Cross-Layer Design for WLANs. Empirical Study. Effect of Radio Propagation Environments on WLAN Performance. Performance of 802.11g in an Obstructed Office Space. Improving WLAN Performance by Modifying MAC Protocols. Effect of AP Configuration on WLAN Performance. Effect of Routing Protocols on WLAN Performance. Improving WLAN Performance using CLD Optimization. Effect of Traffic Distribution on WLAN Performance. Combined Effect of Signal Strength and Traffic Type on WLAN Performance. Concluding Remarks. Implications for System Planning and Deployment. Recent Developments in WLANs. Appendices.