Check out the new USENIX Web site.

USENIX Home . About USENIX . Events . membership . Publications . Students
International Workshop on Wireless Traffic Measurements and Modeling — Abstract

Pp. 1–6 of the Proceedings

Analysis of a Wi-Fi Hotspot Network

David P. Blinn, Tristan Henderson, and David Kotz, Dartmouth College


Wireless hotspot networks have become increasingly popular in recent years as a means of providing Internet access in public areas such as restaurants and airports. In this paper we present the first study of such a hotspot network. We examine five weeks of SNMP traces from the Verizon Wi-Fi HotSpot network in Manhattan. We find that far more cards associated to the network than logged into it. Most clients used the network infrequently and visited few APs. AP utilization was uneven and the network displayed some unusual patterns in traffic load. Some characteristics were similar to those previously observed in studies of campus WLANs.
  • View the full text of this paper in HTML and PDF.
    Click here if you have forgotten your password Until June 2006, you will need your USENIX membership identification in order to access the full papers. The Proceedings are published as a collective work, © 2005 by the USENIX Association. All Rights Reserved. Rights to individual papers remain with the author or the author's employer. Permission is granted for the noncommercial reproduction of the complete work for educational or research purposes. USENIX acknowledges all trademarks within this paper.

  • If you need the latest Adobe Acrobat Reader, you can download it from Adobe's site.
To become a USENIX Member, please see our Membership Information.

?Need help? Use our Contacts page.

Last changed: 6 June 2005 aw
WiTMeMo '05 Home