WLAN access point load balancing

This work demonstrated through traces and simulation that 802.11’s minimal support for access point selection supported only one viable selection policy: select the access point with the best signal-to-noise ratio. This resulted in extremely poor load balancing and thwarted network administrators’ efforts to improve performance by adding access points. To overcome these shortcomings, I developed a load sensitive access point selection solution, and demonstrated its effectiveness at balancing access point load without introducing oscillations.