ARBOR: Hang together rather than hang separately in 802.11 WiFi networks

Xinyu Xing, Shivakant Mishra, Xue Liu

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

9 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

With 802.11 WiFi networks becoming popular in homes, it is common for an end-user to have access to multiple WiFi access points (APs) from residents next door. In general, wireless networks have much higher bandwidth than residential Internet (DSL or Cable) connections. This provides an incentive for an end-user to simultaneously harness bandwidths from multiple APs. This paper introduces ARBOR, an 802.11 driver that aggregates broadband connections in a neighborhood and maximizes Internet access bandwidth in a secure manner. ARBOR has four important characteristics. First, ARBOR can sustain a much longer switching cycle without losing packets queued at different APs. Second, it can schedule traffic loads and (in)directly aggregate AP backhaul bandwidths. Third, ARBOR designs and implements a light-weight authentication mechanism that provides sufficient amount of security, and at the same time, ensures fast switching time. Finally, ARBOR is transparent to the upper layers of the network stack. A prototype of ARBOR has been implemented and extensively evaluated. Experiment results show that ARBOR provides significantly better throughput gains and lower Internet access delays.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2010 Proceedings IEEE INFOCOM
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 15 2010
EventIEEE INFOCOM 2010 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Mar 14 2010Mar 19 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE INFOCOM
ISSN (Print)0743-166X

Other

OtherIEEE INFOCOM 2010
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period3/14/103/19/10

Fingerprint

Bandwidth
Internet
DSL
Authentication
Wireless networks
Cables
Throughput
Experiments

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Cite this

Xing, X., Mishra, S., & Liu, X. (2010). ARBOR: Hang together rather than hang separately in 802.11 WiFi networks. In 2010 Proceedings IEEE INFOCOM [5461908] (Proceedings - IEEE INFOCOM). https://doi.org/10.1109/INFCOM.2010.5461908
Xing, Xinyu ; Mishra, Shivakant ; Liu, Xue. / ARBOR : Hang together rather than hang separately in 802.11 WiFi networks. 2010 Proceedings IEEE INFOCOM. 2010. (Proceedings - IEEE INFOCOM).
@inproceedings{c9b2672dc99144a28dd43c683c1cca89,
title = "ARBOR: Hang together rather than hang separately in 802.11 WiFi networks",
abstract = "With 802.11 WiFi networks becoming popular in homes, it is common for an end-user to have access to multiple WiFi access points (APs) from residents next door. In general, wireless networks have much higher bandwidth than residential Internet (DSL or Cable) connections. This provides an incentive for an end-user to simultaneously harness bandwidths from multiple APs. This paper introduces ARBOR, an 802.11 driver that aggregates broadband connections in a neighborhood and maximizes Internet access bandwidth in a secure manner. ARBOR has four important characteristics. First, ARBOR can sustain a much longer switching cycle without losing packets queued at different APs. Second, it can schedule traffic loads and (in)directly aggregate AP backhaul bandwidths. Third, ARBOR designs and implements a light-weight authentication mechanism that provides sufficient amount of security, and at the same time, ensures fast switching time. Finally, ARBOR is transparent to the upper layers of the network stack. A prototype of ARBOR has been implemented and extensively evaluated. Experiment results show that ARBOR provides significantly better throughput gains and lower Internet access delays.",
author = "Xinyu Xing and Shivakant Mishra and Xue Liu",
year = "2010",
month = "6",
day = "15",
doi = "10.1109/INFCOM.2010.5461908",
language = "English (US)",
isbn = "9781424458363",
series = "Proceedings - IEEE INFOCOM",
booktitle = "2010 Proceedings IEEE INFOCOM",

}

Xing, X, Mishra, S & Liu, X 2010, ARBOR: Hang together rather than hang separately in 802.11 WiFi networks. in 2010 Proceedings IEEE INFOCOM., 5461908, Proceedings - IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE INFOCOM 2010, San Diego, CA, United States, 3/14/10. https://doi.org/10.1109/INFCOM.2010.5461908

ARBOR : Hang together rather than hang separately in 802.11 WiFi networks. / Xing, Xinyu; Mishra, Shivakant; Liu, Xue.

2010 Proceedings IEEE INFOCOM. 2010. 5461908 (Proceedings - IEEE INFOCOM).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

TY - GEN

T1 - ARBOR

T2 - Hang together rather than hang separately in 802.11 WiFi networks

AU - Xing, Xinyu

AU - Mishra, Shivakant

AU - Liu, Xue

PY - 2010/6/15

Y1 - 2010/6/15

N2 - With 802.11 WiFi networks becoming popular in homes, it is common for an end-user to have access to multiple WiFi access points (APs) from residents next door. In general, wireless networks have much higher bandwidth than residential Internet (DSL or Cable) connections. This provides an incentive for an end-user to simultaneously harness bandwidths from multiple APs. This paper introduces ARBOR, an 802.11 driver that aggregates broadband connections in a neighborhood and maximizes Internet access bandwidth in a secure manner. ARBOR has four important characteristics. First, ARBOR can sustain a much longer switching cycle without losing packets queued at different APs. Second, it can schedule traffic loads and (in)directly aggregate AP backhaul bandwidths. Third, ARBOR designs and implements a light-weight authentication mechanism that provides sufficient amount of security, and at the same time, ensures fast switching time. Finally, ARBOR is transparent to the upper layers of the network stack. A prototype of ARBOR has been implemented and extensively evaluated. Experiment results show that ARBOR provides significantly better throughput gains and lower Internet access delays.

AB - With 802.11 WiFi networks becoming popular in homes, it is common for an end-user to have access to multiple WiFi access points (APs) from residents next door. In general, wireless networks have much higher bandwidth than residential Internet (DSL or Cable) connections. This provides an incentive for an end-user to simultaneously harness bandwidths from multiple APs. This paper introduces ARBOR, an 802.11 driver that aggregates broadband connections in a neighborhood and maximizes Internet access bandwidth in a secure manner. ARBOR has four important characteristics. First, ARBOR can sustain a much longer switching cycle without losing packets queued at different APs. Second, it can schedule traffic loads and (in)directly aggregate AP backhaul bandwidths. Third, ARBOR designs and implements a light-weight authentication mechanism that provides sufficient amount of security, and at the same time, ensures fast switching time. Finally, ARBOR is transparent to the upper layers of the network stack. A prototype of ARBOR has been implemented and extensively evaluated. Experiment results show that ARBOR provides significantly better throughput gains and lower Internet access delays.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=77953306079&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=77953306079&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1109/INFCOM.2010.5461908

DO - 10.1109/INFCOM.2010.5461908

M3 - Conference contribution

AN - SCOPUS:77953306079

SN - 9781424458363

T3 - Proceedings - IEEE INFOCOM

BT - 2010 Proceedings IEEE INFOCOM

ER -

Xing X, Mishra S, Liu X. ARBOR: Hang together rather than hang separately in 802.11 WiFi networks. In 2010 Proceedings IEEE INFOCOM. 2010. 5461908. (Proceedings - IEEE INFOCOM). https://doi.org/10.1109/INFCOM.2010.5461908