Designing a fair scheduling mechanism for IEEE 802.11 wireless LANs

Huei Wen Ferng*, Chung Fan Lee, Jeng Ji Huang, Ge Ming Chiu

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A fair scheduling mechanism called distributed elastic round robin (DERR) is proposed in this letter for IEEE 802.11 wireless LANs operated in a distributed manner. To quantify the fairness, we not only derive its fairness bound, but also observe the fairness through ratios of throughput and weight using a simulation approach. By numerical comparisons among DERR, distributed deficit round robin (DDRR), and IEEE 802.11e, we demonstrate that DERR outperforms the other two mechanisms in performance and fairness.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)301-303
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Communications Letters
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Apr
Externally publishedYes


  • Fairness
  • IEEE 802.11
  • Scheduling
  • Wireless LAN

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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