Association games in IEEE 802.11 wireless local area networks

Erçetin, Özgür (2008) Association games in IEEE 802.11 wireless local area networks. IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, 7 (issue ). pp. 5136-5143. ISSN 1536-1276

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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
Uncontrolled Keywords: Game theory, price of anarchy, atomic noncooperative games, distributed optimization
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK5101-6720 Telecommunication
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences > Academic programs > Telecommunications
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Depositing User: Özgür Erçetin
Date Deposited: 24 Dec 2008 12:28
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2022 08:25

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