UDC 004.735, DOI: 10.2298/CSIS0901169M

Co-existence Performance Evaluation of Wireless Computer Networks in a Typical Office Environment

Andreas I. Miaoudakis1, Dimitrios I. Stratakis1, Emmanouel Antonidakis2, Vassilios Zaharopoulos1 and Radovan Stojanovic3

  1. Dep. of Applied Informatics and Multimedia
    TEI of Crete, Estavromenos 7100, Heraklio, Greece
  2. Department of Electronics
    TEI of Crete, Romanou 6, Chania, Greece
  3. University of Montenegro, Faculty of Electrical Engineering
    Podgorica, Montenegro


The Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs) are often used as a wireless extension to the typical office network infrastructure providing mobility to the users. In addition Wireless Personal Area Networks (WPANs) serve interconnection to computer and mobile phone peripherals as headsets, input devices, printers etc. Thus it is common that WLANs and WPANs have to operate in the same area. IEEE 802.11b/g is the most popular WLAN technology operating in the 2.4GHz Industrial Medical and Scientific (ISM) band. On the other hand Bluetooth (BT) is the technology often used to support WPANs. As BT also uses the 2.4GHz ISM band, there an issue of interference between WLANs and PANs. In this work the performance degradation in Wireless Local Area Networks and Wireless Local Area Networks due to co-existence is examined by real measurements. Both 802.11 to 802.11 and 802.11 to Bluetooth coexistence is addressed

Key words

Co-existencse; WLAN; WPAN; Bluetooth; 802.11

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Publication information

Volume 6, Issue 1 (Jun 2009)
Year of Publication: 2009
ISSN: 1820-0214 (Print) 2406-1018 (Online)
Publisher: ComSIS Consortium

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Miaoudakis, A. I., Stratakis, D. I., Antonidakis, E., Zaharopoulos, V., Stojanovic, R.: Co-existence Performance Evaluation of Wireless Computer Networks in a Typical Office Environment. Computer Science and Information Systems, Vol. 6, No. 1, 169-184. (2009), https://doi.org/10.2298/CSIS0901169M