10th EAI International Conference on Mobile Multimedia Communications

Research Article

Load Balancing in Wireless Networks using SDN-enabled Infrastructure: Traffic Analysis

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.13-7-2017.2270385,
        author={Heng MengHeang and Syed Mushhad Gilani and Tang Hong and Guofeng Zhao and Hemn B. Abdalla},
        title={Load Balancing in Wireless Networks using SDN-enabled Infrastructure: Traffic Analysis},
        proceedings={10th EAI International Conference on Mobile Multimedia Communications},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={MOBIMEDIA},
        year={2017},
        month={12},
        keywords={software-defined network load balancing wlan},
        doi={10.4108/eai.13-7-2017.2270385}
    }
    
  • Heng MengHeang
    Syed Mushhad Gilani
    Tang Hong
    Guofeng Zhao
    Hemn B. Abdalla
    Year: 2017
    Load Balancing in Wireless Networks using SDN-enabled Infrastructure: Traffic Analysis
    MOBIMEDIA
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.13-7-2017.2270385
Heng MengHeang1, Syed Mushhad Gilani2,*, Tang Hong1, Guofeng Zhao1, Hemn B. Abdalla3
  • 1: Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Chongqing,400065
  • 2: Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Chongqing,400065 China
  • 3: Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications,Chongqing,400065 China
*Contact email: mushhad@uaar.edu.pk

Abstract

The current wireless network has huge problems to support the good throughput with minimum packet dropped ratio. The one reason is a lack of resource management which leads to load imbalanced environment. Besides, the typical WLAN architectures are based on proprietary hardware that does not permit to deploy the innovative technologies and network services. Software-Defined Network (SDN) familiarizes as future Internet technology that brings invention in wireless network paradigm. In order to resolve the load balancing issue, we propose the SDN-based WLAN environment which contains the load balancer to take a view of each of the resources of WLAN as well as distribute them. It permits the dynamic association and re-association of WLAN clients among the adjacent access points (APs) in each possible situation. The results of simulation demonstrate that the SDN-based WLAN environment ensures that traffic load will not exceed for a long time among adjacent APs, and improve the throughput of associated stations