Throughput Measurements under Various Access-Point Placements for IEEE 802.11n Wireless Networks
                                                            Aye Su Khaing#1, Kyaw Soe Lwin#2
                              #1Department of Electronic Engineering, Technological University (Mawlamyine), Myanmar
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Nowadays, IEEE 802.11n Access-Point (AP) becomes common in Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs) due to the high data transmission speed with channel bonding, frame aggregation, and Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO). However, to utilize the full capacity of an AP, the placement of this AP is significant in indoor office environments. In this paper, we investigate the effect of AP placements on throughput performance through measurements in a real office environment. We measure not only the throughput of TCP and UDP protocols but also the received signal strength (RSS) for many host locations in three neighboring rooms with various AP placements.
Keywords - Wireless local-area network, MIMO, IEEE 802.11n, access-point placement, throughput measurement