Where is the tight link in a home wireless broadband environment?

Xinyu Xing, Shivakant Mishra

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Abstract

Nowadays, tariffs and packages on offer for broadband worldwide gives a general story of increased speed and reduced prices. As a complementary to fixed-line broadband access, WiFi networks are undoubtedly taking off in many American households. Due to the combination of wireless technology and fixed-line broadband access, prior available bandwidth measurement tools may not be an appropriate solution for a common broadband subscriber. In this paper, we utilize abget in combination with Multi-Router Traffic Grapher (MRTG) to target the tight link of the Internet. Based on the observation that the tight link of the Internet in the context of an inhome wireless broadband access is usually on the edge of the Internet, we then introduce ABODE, a single-end, light-weight tool for estimating available bandwidth in the context of an inhome wireless bandwidth environment. ABODE harnesses ICMP echo request messages to generate stable, rate-controlled traffic flows. Based on the timestamp of ICMP echo reply messages, ABODE performs available bandwidth estimation by calculating the drift of the time centroid over a traffic flow. To verify the accuracy of ABODE, we use MRTG data to compare with the estimation results of ABODE. The measurement shows that ABODE is capable of efficiently estimating available bandwidth in the context of an in-home wireless broadband environment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2009 IEEE International Symposium on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems, MASCOTS 2009
Pages49-58
Number of pages10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2009
Event2009 IEEE International Symposium on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems, MASCOTS 2009 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: Sep 21 2009Sep 23 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE Computer Society's Annual International Symposium on Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunications Systems, MASCOTS
ISSN (Print)1526-7539

Other

Other2009 IEEE International Symposium on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems, MASCOTS 2009
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period9/21/099/23/09

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Xing, X., & Mishra, S. (2009). Where is the tight link in a home wireless broadband environment? In 2009 IEEE International Symposium on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems, MASCOTS 2009 (pp. 49-58). [5366789] (Proceedings - IEEE Computer Society's Annual International Symposium on Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunications Systems, MASCOTS). https://doi.org/10.1109/MASCOT.2009.5366789