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Dynamic access point association using software defined networking

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posted on 2015-01-01, 00:00 authored by Keshav SoodKeshav Sood, Shigang Liu, Shui Yu, Yong XiangYong Xiang
Dynamic access point association using software defined networking



International Telecommunication Networks and Applications. Conference (25th : 2015 : Sydney, New South Wales)


226 - 231




Sydney, New South Wales

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Piscataway, N.J.

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Previous attempts in addressing Access Point (AP) association at overlapping zone of IEEE 802.11 networks have shown some issues. They work passively and estimate load from different network metrics such as frame delay, packet loss, number of users etc. that may not always true. Further the user behaviour is selfish i.e. illegitimate user consume high network resources. This adversely affect existing or new users which in turn motivates them to change locations. To alleviate these issues, we propose the use of a Software Defined Networking (SDN) enabled client side (wireless end user) solution. In this paper, we start by proposing a dynamic AP selection algorithm/framework in wireless user device. The device receive network resource related statistics from SDN Controller and guide the client device to associate itself with the best selected AP. We justify that the use of SDN discourage users to act selfishly. Further, a mathematical modelling of the proposed scheme is derived using Fuzzy membership function and the simulation is carried out. Results obtained from simulation necessitates to implement SDN enabled client side methods.

Publication classification

E Conference publication; E1 Full written paper - refereed

Copyright notice

2015, IEEE

Title of proceedings

ITNAC 2015: Proceedings of the 25th International Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference