Analysis of distributed resource management in wireless LANs that support fault tolerance

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Conference Proceeding

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Proceedings of the 5th International Workshop on Wireless Information Systems, WIS 2006, in Conjunction with ICEIS 2006

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Deploying wireless LANs (WLAN) at large scale is mainly affected by reliability, availability, and performance. These parameters will be a concern for most of managers who wanted to deploy WLANs. In order to address these concerns, new radio resource management techniques with fault tolerance can be used in a new generation of wireless LAN equipment. These techniques would include distributed dynamic channel assignment, sharing load among Access Points (AP), and supporting fault tolerance. Changing from the relatively static radio resource management techniques generally in use today to dynamic methods has been addressed in previous research article using centralized management, but it suffer from network availability problem. In [10] a new distributed management for dynamic channel assignment has been suggested. In this paper the idea has been extended to support fault tolerance, which improves the network availability and reliability compared to centralized management techniques. In addition, it will help in increasing network capacities and improve its performance especially in large-scale WLANs. The new system has been analyzed and according to binomial distribution results showed improvement of network performance compared to static load distribution.



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Computer Sciences


Access points, Binomial distribution, Centralized management, Distributed dynamics, Distributed management, Distributed resource management, Dynamic channel assignment, Dynamic method, Network availability, Network Capacity, New system, Radio resource management techniques, Static load distribution, Wireless LAN, Channel capacity, Fault tolerant computer systems, Industrial management, Information systems, Local area networks, Natural resources management, Network performance, Quality assurance, Resource allocation, Wireless local area networks (WLAN), Fault tolerance

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