Cooperative Energy-Efficient Management of Federated WiFi Networks
Abstract—Cooperative Energy-Efficient Management of Federated WiFi Networks. The proliferation of overlapping,always-on IEEE 802.11 access points < Final Year Projects 2016 > APs in urban areas, can cause inefficient bandwidth usage and energy waste. Cooperation among APs could address these problems by allowing underused devices to hand over their wireless stations to nearby APs and temporarily switch off, while avoiding to overload a BSS and thus offloading congested APs.The federatedhouse model provides an appealing backdrop to implement cooperation among APs. In this paper, we outline a distributed framework that assumes the presence of a multipurpose gateway with AP capabilities in every household. Our framework allows cooperation through the monitoring of local wireless resources and the triggering of ofﬂoading requests toward other federated gateways.