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Modeling, Implementation and Evaluation of IEEE 802.11ac in Enterprise Networks

Åkerman, David and Jönsson, André (2016)
Computer Science and Engineering (BSc)
Abstract
Simulation studies are today an important tool in the development of new networks. For this purpose the NS-3 network simulator can be used.
The focus of this thesis work lies on 802.11ac, the latest version of the Wi-Fi standard.
NS-3 does not support the IEEE 802.11ac standard and the goal was to implement features for this.
Different deployment scenarios were modeled in various conditions and the result evaluated. The thesis work describes the changes made to the existing network simulator NS-3, and also evaluations of different simulations. The most extensive simulation result is from the IEEE 802.11ax scenario document were there is four different scenarios. The selected scenario to model was the enterprise where various 802.11ac... (More)
Simulation studies are today an important tool in the development of new networks. For this purpose the NS-3 network simulator can be used.
The focus of this thesis work lies on 802.11ac, the latest version of the Wi-Fi standard.
NS-3 does not support the IEEE 802.11ac standard and the goal was to implement features for this.
Different deployment scenarios were modeled in various conditions and the result evaluated. The thesis work describes the changes made to the existing network simulator NS-3, and also evaluations of different simulations. The most extensive simulation result is from the IEEE 802.11ax scenario document were there is four different scenarios. The selected scenario to model was the enterprise where various 802.11ac simulations were carried out. Support for wider channels were implemented and also bit-error calculation for 256-QAM. Simulation results concluded that increasing the number of nodes from 64 to 256 in an enterprise network will yield 17% lower average throughput to each AP and, several APs on the same channel will create unreliable networks with some stations getting high throughput and some not able to send at all. Also that aggregation makes the peak throughput close to the upper bound. (Less)
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Åkerman, David and Jönsson, André
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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ns-3, wlan, 802.11ac, simulations, enterprise
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English
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8524771
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  abstract     = {Simulation studies are today an important tool in the development of new networks. For this purpose the NS-3 network simulator can be used.
The focus of this thesis work lies on 802.11ac, the latest version of the Wi-Fi standard.
NS-3 does not support the IEEE 802.11ac standard and the goal was to implement features for this.
Different deployment scenarios were modeled in various conditions and the result evaluated. The thesis work describes the changes made to the existing network simulator NS-3, and also evaluations of different simulations. The most extensive simulation result is from the IEEE 802.11ax scenario document were there is four different scenarios. The selected scenario to model was the enterprise where various 802.11ac simulations were carried out. Support for wider channels were implemented and also bit-error calculation for 256-QAM. Simulation results concluded that increasing the number of nodes from 64 to 256 in an enterprise network will yield 17% lower average throughput to each AP and, several APs on the same channel will create unreliable networks with some stations getting high throughput and some not able to send at all. Also that aggregation makes the peak throughput close to the upper bound.},
  author       = {Åkerman, David and Jönsson, André},
  keyword      = {ns-3,wlan,802.11ac,simulations,enterprise},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Modeling, Implementation and Evaluation of IEEE 802.11ac in Enterprise Networks},
  year         = {2016},
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