Multimedia transmission over IEEE 802.11g WLANs: practical issues and considerations

PL Ferre, D Agrafiotis, T-K Chiew, AR Nix, DR Bull

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Multimedia transmission is widely available over wired networks. With the advent of low-cost WLAN devices, the wireless delivery of multimedia content is highly desirable. However, for media requiring low end-to-end latency, the use of WLAN technology introduces many significant challenges. These challenges are further enhanced if multicast/broadcast transmission is employed to serve a wide range of wireless terminals. This paper provides an understanding of the practical issues associated with WLAN multimedia transmission. A cross-layer measurement programme is performed to identify design issues for low-cost off-the-shelf WLAN multimedia systems. Problems identified include i) broadcast/multicast transmission using the slowest link-speed, ii) common link adaptation mechanisms for all clients, iii) lack of a call admission policy, and iv) irreducible PER even in good channel conditions.
Translated title of the contributionMultimedia transmission over IEEE 802.11g WLANs: practical issues and considerations
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Consumer Electronics, Las Vegas, USA
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages1 - 2
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)142440763X
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2007
EventInternational Conference on Consumer Electronics - Las Vegas, United States
Duration: 1 Jan 2007 → …


ConferenceInternational Conference on Consumer Electronics
CountryUnited States
CityLas Vegas
Period1/01/07 → …

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