Access Networks. 5th International ICST Conference on Access Networks, AccessNets 2010 and First ICST International Workshop on Autonomic Networking and Self-Management in Access Networks, SELFMAGICNETS 2010, Budapest, Hungary, November 3-5, 2010, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Bit-Error Analysis in WiFi Networks Based on Real Measurements

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-20931-4_10,
        author={G\^{a}bor Feh\^{e}r},
        title={Bit-Error Analysis in WiFi Networks Based on Real Measurements},
        proceedings={Access Networks. 5th International ICST Conference on Access Networks, AccessNets 2010 and First ICST International Workshop on Autonomic Networking and Self-Management in Access Networks, SELFMAGICNETS 2010, Budapest, Hungary, November 3-5, 2010, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={ACCESSNETS},
        year={2012},
        month={10},
        keywords={wireless WiFi bit-errors measurement},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-20931-4_10}
    }
    
  • Gábor Fehér
    Year: 2012
    Bit-Error Analysis in WiFi Networks Based on Real Measurements
    ACCESSNETS
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-20931-4_10
Gábor Fehér1,*
  • 1: Budapest University of Technology and Economics
*Contact email: feher@tmit.bme.hu

Abstract

The IEEE 802.11 standard is coming from 1999. Since that time lots of research paper were born analyzing WiFi networks. However, until the recent years, WiFi devices and drivers were on closed source, so measurements could rely only on those features that the vendors offered for them. For such reason there could be hardly any research focusing on the bit level internals of WiFi transmissions. Today we already have better tools to access the WiFi devices. This paper presents measurements in real WiFi scenarios and shows what happens with the message bits on their flight. The paper also highlights that the implementation of WiFi devices are very different and using a single parameter set to model them is inappropriate and might be misleading. environment.