Empirical Analysis of Signal-to- Interference Ratio Variations in IEEE 802.11b WLAN
|S.U. Nnebe1, G.N. Onoh2, C.O. Ohaneme3
1Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria
2Department of Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Enugu State University of Science and Technology Enugu, Enugu State, Nigeria
3Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria
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This paper presents an experimental evaluation of the signal-to-interference ratio variations in IEEE 802.11b WLAN. Afrihub network at Nnamdi Azikiwe University was studied using a network sniffer called Network Stumbler (NetStumbler). The network has three functional access points at the time of the study. The mean of the detected signal strength of the access points was calculated. Matlab was used to calculate the signal distance and the signal to interference ratio and the analysis were plotted for several scenarios: for one, three, six, ten and thirty interfering access points. It was observed that the signal to interference ratio decreases as the number of interfering access points increases.