Simplified Mechanism for Conveying Residual Capacity at a Wireless Access Point


If you have ever been disappointed after selecting a wireless network to connect to your device only to find that the response times are painfully slow, you are not alone. Sometimes the network with the highest signal strength is heavily loaded with users, providing exceptionally poor performance. But now, by employing technology from the University of Notre Dame, it is possible for the access point to provide clients with a novel and clever representation of residual link capacity giving a better picture of how much free “space” the access point has to accept new clients.  Users can then pick the best access point to join without relying on a complicated load balancing infrastructure giving users a much better Quality of Experience (QoE).

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Richard Cox
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University of Notre Dame
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Aaron Striegel
Lixing Song
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