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Network Topology Visualization and Monitoring for Multi-hop Wireless Networks

  • Roberto Riggio
  • Matteo Gerola
  • Antonio Francescon
  • Andrea Zanardi
  • Tinku Rasheed
  • François Jan
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 66)

Abstract

Multi-hop wireless systems represent a viable means for deploying access networks covering medium-size areas with limited investment, making use of commodity hardware and freely available software suites. At the same time, management of such networks represent an overly complex task, due to the joint effect of the time-varying nature of the radio channel, user mobility and the inherently distributed nature of the system. A number of solutions are currently researched, whereby network management functionalities get embedded within the wireless network itself. A common building block of such approaches is represented by a monitoring framework able to bring the relevant network-level information to the decision points. In this paper, we present a distributed network monitoring toolkit, specifically developed for wireless multi-hop networks. The toolkit allows network administrators to monitor the status of the network as well as to plan and execute active measurement campaigns. Information is stored in a distributed network-wide repository and is accessible through a web interface.

Keywords

wireless networks network management network monitoring mesh architecture 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Roberto Riggio
    • 1
  • Matteo Gerola
    • 1
  • Antonio Francescon
    • 1
  • Andrea Zanardi
    • 1
  • Tinku Rasheed
    • 1
  • François Jan
    • 2
  1. 1.CREATE-NETPovoItaly
  2. 2.France Telecom, R&D DivisionLannionFrance

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