Faculty Advisor

Kinicki, Robert

Abstract

The goal of this report is to explore the performance limits of a VoIP system operating over an 802.11b wireless network. Using traffic characteristics modeled from the free Internet telephony application Skype, VolP voice streams were simulated. It was found that no more than 18 voice streams can operate simultaneously on the WPI wireless network before quality of service becomes intolerable. This is attributed to queue overflow at the wireless access point resulting in dropped packets.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2006

Major

Computer Science

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Computer Science

Advisor Program

Computer Science

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