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Extended Performance Research on 5 GHz IEEE 802.11n WPA2 Laboratory Links

  • J. A. R. Pacheco de CarvalhoEmail author
  • H. Veiga
  • C. F. Ribeiro Pacheco
  • A. D. Reis
Conference paper

Abstract

Wireless communications by microwaves are increasingly important, e.g. Wi-Fi. Performance is a crucial issue, improving reliability and efficiency in communications. Security is also most important. Laboratory performance measurements are presented for Wi-Fi 5 GHz IEEE 802.11n WPA2 links. Our study contributes to performance evaluation of this technology under WPA2 encryption, using available equipments (HP V-M200 access points and Linksys WPC600 N adapters). New results are given, namely for OSI level 4, from TCP and UDP experiments. TCP throughput is measured versus TCP packet length. Jitter and percentage datagram loss are measured versus UDP datagram size. Results are compared for point-to-point, point-to-multipoint and four-node point-to-multipoint links. Comparisons are also made to corresponding data obtained for Open links. Conclusions are drawn about performance of the links.

Keywords

Four-node point-to-multipoint IEEE 802.11n Point-to-multipoint Point-to-point TCP packet size UDP datagram size Wi-Fi WLAN Wireless network laboratory performance WPA2 

Notes

Acknowledgements

Supports from University of Beira Interior and FCT (Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia)/PEst-OE/FIS/UI0524/2014 (ProjectoEstratégico-UI524-2014) are acknowledged.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. A. R. Pacheco de Carvalho
    • 1
    Email author
  • H. Veiga
    • 2
  • C. F. Ribeiro Pacheco
    • 1
  • A. D. Reis
    • 1
  1. 1.Departamento de Física, Grupo de Investigação APTELUniversidade da Beira InteriorCovilhãPortugal
  2. 2.Centro de Informática, Grupo de Investigação APTELUniversidade da Beira InteriorCovilhãPortugal

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