An integrated WiMAX/WiFi architecture with QoS consistency over broadband wireless networks

Hui Tang Lin, Ying You Lin, Wang Rong Chang, Rung Shiang Cheng

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24 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

WiMAX and WiFi have emerged as promising broadband access solutions for the latest generation of wireless MANs and LANs, respectively. Their complementary features enable the use of WiMAX as a backhaul service to connect multiple dispersed WiFi hotspots to the Internet. This study proposes an integrated architecture utilizing a novel WiMAX/WiFi Access Point (W2-AP) device to effectively combine the WiMAX and WiFi technologies. In the proposed architecture, the protocol operation of the WiFi hotspots is the same as that of the WiMAX system. As a result, the WiFi network can support connection-oriented transmissions and QoS in a similar fashion to the WiMAX system, and thus a considerable improvement in the delay performance is obtained. The numerical results obtained using a Qualnet simulator confirm both the effectiveness and the efficiency of the proposed architecture.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2009 6th IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference, CCNC 2009
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event2009 6th IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference, CCNC 2009 - Las Vegas, NV, United States
Duration: 2009 Jan 102009 Jan 13

Publication series

Name2009 6th IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference, CCNC 2009

Other

Other2009 6th IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference, CCNC 2009
CountryUnited States
CityLas Vegas, NV
Period09-01-1009-01-13

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Communication

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