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A Highly Scalable Monitoring Tool for Wi-Fi Networks

Machaka, P, Bagula A and De Wet N (2012) A Highly Scalable Monitoring Tool for Wi-Fi Networks. In Proceedings 2012 IEEE 1st International Symposium on Wireless Systems within the Conferences on Intelligent Data Acquisition and Advanced Computing Systems, pages 102-107, Offenburg, Germany.

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Abstract

The paper introduces a monitoring tool that was designed for an existing network of Wi-Fi hotspots. This was done by adding data collection and visualization components to the existing network. Syslog protocol was used for data collection and left running for two months monitoring network’s performance. Google Maps was used for Visualizing overall network’s performance. The tool was tested with experts and it was compared to existing monitoring tools and It was found that the monitoring tool was more scalable and effective than traditional monitoring tools.

EPrint Type:Conference Paper
Keywords:Management; Measurement; Performance Monitoring; Middleware; Wi-Fi Networks; Service Level Agreement; Visualization
Subjects:C Computer Systems Organization: C.2 COMPUTER-COMMUNICATION NETWORKS
ID Code:829
Deposited By:Bagula, Antoine
Deposited On:21 November 2012