Buffer Sizing for 802.11-Based Networks

Tianji Li, Douglas Leith, David Malone
2011 IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking  
We consider the sizing of network buffers in 802.11 based networks. Wireless networks face a number of fundamental issues that do not arise in wired networks. We demonstrate that the use of fixed size buffers in 802.11 networks inevitably leads to either undesirable channel under-utilization or unnecessary high delays. We present two novel dynamic buffer sizing algorithms that achieve high throughput while maintaining low delay across a wide range of network conditions. Experimental
more » ... demonstrate the utility of the proposed algorithms in a production WLAN and a lab testbed.
doi:10.1109/tnet.2010.2089992 fatcat:hgy4ep34vze57ft6q7gmfxit3q