WiBed, a platform for commodity wireless testbeds

Pau Escrich, Roger Baig, Emmanouil Dimogerontakis, Eloi Carbó, Axel Neumann, Alexandre Fonseca, Felix Freitag, Leandro Navarro

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Abstract

Testbeds are a stage between the simulation and the production stages. To this end they must be as close as possible to production environments (i.e. real hardware, on the field deployments) while also keeping the traits of experimentation facilities (i.e. fault tolerance, ease of deployment, testing and data collection). This paper presents WiBed, a FOSS platform for WiFi testbeds based on OpenWRT Linux made to run on commodity IEEE802.11 WiFi routers part of the Community-lab. net project, a global testbed for Community networks. WiBed has been designed to support realistic low layer network experiments (according to the OSI model). This work recollects the details of the architecture, design and implementation of WiBed consolidated during its operation as a testbed as well as two deployments where real experiments were performed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 IEEE 10th International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications, WiMob 2014
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages85-91
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781479950416
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Nov 2014
Event2014 10th IEEE International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications, WiMob 2014 - Larnaca, Cyprus
Duration: 8 Oct 201410 Oct 2014

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications
ISSN (Print)2161-9646
ISSN (Electronic)2161-9654

Conference

Conference2014 10th IEEE International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications, WiMob 2014
CountryCyprus
CityLarnaca
Period8/10/1410/10/14

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Keywords

  • COTS IEEE802.11 routers
  • community networks
  • mesh networks
  • wireless testbed

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Software

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Escrich, P., Baig, R., Dimogerontakis, E., Carbó, E., Neumann, A., Fonseca, A., Freitag, F., & Navarro, L. (2014). WiBed, a platform for commodity wireless testbeds. In 2014 IEEE 10th International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications, WiMob 2014 (pp. 85-91). [6962154] (International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/WiMOB.2014.6962154