Maximizing 802.11b throuput

Bruno Randolf br1 at
Thu Mar 13 10:45:35 EST 2003


my tests have shown 4-5Mbps with 2 stations in ad-hoc mode and 1-2Mbps with an 
access point. thruput decreases when there is more than one simultaneous 
stream: about 2Mbps in SUM(!) in ad-hoc mode with 5 cross traffic streams. 
with access points the the sum of all thruput stays quite constantly around 

using RTS improves performance when there are more nodes on the same channel.


On Thursday 13 March 2003 14:24, André Luiz Ribeiro Moutinho wrote:
> Hi,
> I am implementing a realtime video streamming application using
> 802.11b in order to transmit video data.
> Transmitting MJPEG 320x240 at 30fps and 40% quality results a
> 3Mbit/s total bandwith. When I try to increase the video data
> bandwith (for instance, rising JPEG quality), the radio channel starts
> failing to transmit all video information. I would like to know what
> is the REAL 802.11 data transmittion throuput (4 or 5Mbit/s ??) and
> what could be done in order to maximize the data throuput. For instance,
> trying to optimize the transmitted data block size.
> I need to use the maximum data bandwith available in order to transmit
> the maximum mount of video sessions possible.
> Thanks a lot,
> Andre Moutinho

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