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VQ-RED: An efficient virtual queue management approach to improve fairness in infrastructure WLAN

Dept. of Comput. Sci., Hong Kong Univ. of Sci. & Technol., Kowloon, China;
DOI: 10.1109/LCN.2005.136 Conference: Local Computer Networks, 2005. 30th Anniversary. The IEEE Conference on
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ABSTRACT In this paper, we consider two fairness problems (downlink/uplink fairness and fairness among flows in the same direction) that arise in the infrastructure WLAN. We propose a virtual queue management approach, named VQ-RED to address the fairness problems. We demonstrate the effectiveness of our approach by conducting a series of simulations. The results show that compared with standard DCF, VQRED not only greatly improves the fairness, but also reduces packet delays.

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