5th International workshop on Wireless Network Measurements

Research Article

Measurements in OLPC Mesh Networks

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1109/WIOPT.2009.5291579,
        author={Vaibhav Rastogi and Vinay J. Ribeiro and Aditya D. Nayar},
        title={Measurements in OLPC Mesh Networks},
        proceedings={5th International workshop on Wireless Network Measurements},
        keywords={OLPC mesh networks},
  • Vaibhav Rastogi
    Vinay J. Ribeiro
    Aditya D. Nayar
    Year: 2009
    Measurements in OLPC Mesh Networks
    DOI: 10.1109/WIOPT.2009.5291579
Vaibhav Rastogi1,*, Vinay J. Ribeiro1,*, Aditya D. Nayar1,*
  • 1: Computer Science and Engineering Indian Institute of Technology Delhi New Delhi, India 110 016
*Contact email: vaibhavrastogi@cse.iitd.ernet.in, vinay@cse.iitd.ernet.in, aditya.nayar@gmail.com


The ease of deployment and the self configurable aspect of wireless mesh networks has generated lot of interest in them during the recent years. The One Laptop per Child (OLPC) project uses mesh networking, closely adhering to IEEE 802.11s WLAN mesh standard, to provide networking in a classroom environment. Our work measures and analyzes the performance of OLPC mesh networks. It includes several experiments concerning performance of UDP and TCP across a range of network topologies. Our experiments provide useful information about several aspects of these networks, including connectivity range, effect of RTS/CTS and Tx/Rx capabilities.