Introducing IEEE 802.11ac into existing WLAN deployment scenarios

M. Abu-Tair, S. N. Bhatti

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In mature wireless LAN (WLAN) deployments, we show that introducing 802.11ac could have little benefit compared to existing 802.11n deployments. Using a testbed with common characteristics for an existing WLAN deployment (such as an office environment), we compare throughput for 802.11ac and 802.11n (in both 5GHz and 2.4GHz bands). We find that 802.11ac has lower throughput than for 802.11n for our testbed configuration. We also provide an evaluation of energy usage for 802.11ac and 802.11n.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWiOpt 2015 - 13th Intl. Symp. Modeling and Optimization in Mobile, Ad Hoc, and Wireless Networks (WiNMeE 2015 - IEEE Intl. Workshop on Wireless Networks: Measurements and Experimentation)
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2015


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