An enhanced heuristic technique for AP selection in 802.11 handoff procedure

A. R. Rebai, M. Fliss Rebai, H. M. Alnuweiri, S. Hanafi

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Abstract

We study the problem of next Access Point (AP) selection in IEEE 802.11 wireless LANs (WLANs) operating in infrastructure mode. In a large wireless network with multiple collocated APs, it is necessary for a Mobile Station (MS) to perform an effective next-AP selection as part of a successful handoff process. Most of the algorithms proposed for this problem use only the received signal strength indicator (RSSI), may cause all the MS to be associated to AP without taking into account geographical constraints, and result in an overall network performance degradation. In this paper we propose a heuristic model to enhance the choice of the next AP from the actual neighbor APs. From available APs, the new technique will not select the next one based only on RSSI measurements but also on other new added factors to perform a valuable handoff for the actual MS.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICT 2010
Subtitle of host publication2010 17th International Conference on Telecommunications
Pages576-580
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jul 2010
Event2010 17th International Conference on Telecommunications, ICT 2010 - Doha, Qatar
Duration: 4 Apr 20107 Apr 2010

Publication series

NameICT 2010: 2010 17th International Conference on Telecommunications

Other

Other2010 17th International Conference on Telecommunications, ICT 2010
CountryQatar
CityDoha
Period4/4/107/4/10

Keywords

  • Access point selection
  • IEEE 802.11 networks
  • Mobility protcools
  • WLAN handoff procedures
  • Wireless LANs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Rebai, A. R., Rebai, M. F., Alnuweiri, H. M., & Hanafi, S. (2010). An enhanced heuristic technique for AP selection in 802.11 handoff procedure. In ICT 2010: 2010 17th International Conference on Telecommunications (pp. 576-580). [5478848] (ICT 2010: 2010 17th International Conference on Telecommunications). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICTEL.2010.5478848