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Association Games in IEEE 802.11 Wireless Local Area Networks

Erçetin, Özgür (2008) Association Games in IEEE 802.11 Wireless Local Area Networks. (Accepted/In Press)

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Abstract

In 802.11 wireless networks, users associate with access points that can provide the best service quality. In this paper, we analyze the convergence and steady state performance of a practically well performing load-based user association scheme. The analysis is based on a novel game theoretical model, which extends the results on atomic congestion games. We prove the existence of and convergence to a Nash equilibrium for this game. The bounds on the efficiency of equilibrium compared to centralized optimum solutions are established under different system costs.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK5101-6720 Telecommunication
ID Code:9745
Deposited By:Özgür Erçetin
Deposited On:30 Oct 2008 17:04
Last Modified:24 Dec 2008 12:28

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