Performance Metrics of WLAN for Different Applications Using OPNET

International Journal of P2P Network Trends and Technology (IJPTT)          
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Volume - 4 Issue - 5
Year of Publication : 2014
Authors : Meenakshi , Parneek Kaur


Meenakshi , Parneek Kaur."Performance Metrics of WLAN for Different Applications Using OPNET". International Journal of P2P Network Trends and Technology (IJPTT), V4(5):6-9 Sep - Oct 2014, ISSN:2249-2615,, Published by Seventh Sense Research Group.


Wi-Fi provides its users with the liberty of connecting to the Internet from any place without the hassles of plugging in the wires. It is quicker than the conventional modem for accessing information over a large network. This paper presents various performance metrics of WLAN in a simulated office environment for different applications namely File Print and Database Access using a Network Simulator Tool, OPNET. Multiple scenarios with varying number of workstations have been created with either one or two access point deployed to cater to the needs of these user workstations. From the simulation model suggested, we concentrate on our efforts to find out metrics namely network delay and throughput by varying numbers of user and data traffic. The results have been simulated by setting different parameters to optimize the performance of this Wi-Fi network. The simulation results show that IEEE 802.11b WLAN is scalable within the reasonable limits of number of users i.e. its performance for different applications like file print and Database access doesn’t deteriorate even for increased number of users.


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WLAN, File Print, Database Access, Delay,Throughput, OPNET.