Wireless Networks

, Volume 25, Issue 4, pp 1567–1584 | Cite as

Predicting throughput in IEEE 802.11 based wireless networks using directional antenna

  • Saravanan KandasamyEmail author
  • Ricardo Morla
  • Patrícia Ramos
  • Manuel Ricardo


In IEEE 802.11 based wireless networks interference increases as more access points are added. A metric helping to quantize this interference seems to be of high interest. In this paper we study the relationship between the \(\textit{improved\,attacking\,case}\) metric, which captures interference, and throughput for IEEE 802.11 based network using directional antenna. The \({y}^{1/3} = a + b\ {(\text {ln}\ x)}^{3}\) model was found to best represent the relationship between the interference metric and the network throughput. We use this model to predict the performance of similar networks and decide the best configuration a network operator could use for planning his network.


Directional antenna Prediction Regression analysis IEEE 802.11 Wireless networks 



The authors would like to thank the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT) of Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Ensino Superior (MCTES), Portugal for supporting this work through grant SFRH/BD/43744/2008 and PTDC/EEA-TEL/120176/2010.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Telecommunications and Multimedia (CTM), INESC TEC - Faculdade de EngenhariaUniversidade do PortoPortoPortugal
  2. 2.Instituto Politécnico do Porto (ISCAP) and Centre for Enterprise Systems Engineering (CESE), INESC TEC - Faculdade de EngenhariaUniversidade do PortoPortoPortugal

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