Hotspot is an interface where one can access the internet using a wifi, via a WLAN (Wireless Local Area Network). In existing hotspot networks, the equipment for service delivery complies with the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) 802.11 standard but not efficient for enterprise workload environment. For these testbeds, 3G/4G wireless-N Router (TL-MR3420), Wireless-N-300Mbps outdoor Access point (ENS202EXT), dual band long range wireless-N900 outdoor access point (ENH900EXT), Microtik Router Board 1100 X2AH, etc are normally used. The era of cloud and fog computing cannot thrive with the legacy IEEE 802.11 variants. This work proposes a scalable hotspot network that uses fog layer decentralization mechanism (FLDM) for better Quality of Service (QoS).Mathematical characterization of the fog decentralization layer for scalability and redundant duplication was formulated. From the system design/fog edge hotspot network (FEHN), three evaluations were carried out in terms of data packet delay, network utilization and capacity. A default hotspot network without Fog Layer and with Fog Layer was implemented. In the evaluation for resource utilization, complex and high degree of resource utilization in the default (NnamdiAzikiwe University) was observed to be 0.0057(75%), while FEHN utilization was 0.003 (25%) which is ideal for high density network settings. In the evaluation for Network Latency (delay), with the default (NnamdiAzikiwe University), the network delay is shown to be 0.0007secs (63.55%) while with the improved Fog FEHN, the network delay was observed to be 0.00038secs (36.45%). Furthermore, the effect on network load intensity showed that stable elasticity is reached at 2000bits/sec and 1900bits/sec respectively. The results show that a scalable hotspot infrastructure using Fog Layer Decentralization Mechanism will be optimal for large scale network services. With the implementation of fog layer decentralization on IEEE 802.11g/n hotspots, users can enjoy better and improved QoS and networks can be implemented on scalable platform for better service delivery.
FEHN, QoS, IEEE, NAU, FLDM
ANYANWU, S. C. , Nwabueze, C.A. , Akaneme, S.A. "Scalable Hotspot Infrastructure Using Fog Layer Decentralization Mechanism" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals Volume 2 Issue 11 2019 Page 235-240
ANYANWU, S. C. , Nwabueze, C.A. , Akaneme, S.A. "Scalable Hotspot Infrastructure Using Fog Layer Decentralization Mechanism" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals, 2(11)