Wibed, a platform for commodity wireless testbeds

Pau Escrich, Roger Baig, Axel Neumann, Alexandre Fonseca, Felix Freitag, Leandro Navarro

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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 platform for facilitating the deployment and management of testbeds for experimentation on mesh networks based on commodity IEEE802.11 routers. The Wibed platform has been used to deploy the UPC-A6 testbed with 50 nodes over six campus buildings. The UPC-A6 testbed is being federated with the Community-lab testbed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIFIP Wireless Days
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Print)9781479905423
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event6th IFIP/IEEE Wireless Days Conference, WD 2013 - Valencia
Duration: 13 Nov 201315 Nov 2013


Other6th IFIP/IEEE Wireless Days Conference, WD 2013



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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Cite this

Escrich, P., Baig, R., Neumann, A., Fonseca, A., Freitag, F., & Navarro, L. (2013). Wibed, a platform for commodity wireless testbeds. In IFIP Wireless Days [6686492] IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/WD.2013.6686492