WPA2 security-bandwith trade-off in 802.11n peer-peer WLAN for IPv4 and IPv6 using Windows XP and Windows 7 operating systems
Kolahi, Samad; Li, Peng; Safdari, Mustafa; Argawe, Mulugeta
Citation:Kolahi, S. S., Li, P., Argawe, M., and Safdari, M. (2012) WPA2 security-bandwith trade-off in 802.11n peer-peer WLAN for IPv4 and IPv6 using Windows XP and Windows 7 operating systems. 2012 IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications (ISCC), 1-4 July 2012 (Ed.), doi: 10.1109/ISCC.2012.6249358 (pp.. 575 - 579).
Permanent link to Research Bank record:http://hdl.handle.net/10652/3384
In this paper, we present new results on the performance of IEEE 802.11n using open system (no security) and WPA2 security for Windows XP and Windows 7. Enabling WPA2 security results in approximately 4.4 Mbps less TCP throughput than open system for both IPv4 and IPv6 on Windows XP and up to 2.8 Mbps less TCP throughput for Windows 7. For both open system and WPA2 security, Windows 7 provides higher IPv4 and IPv6 bandwidth than Windows XP and IPv4 provides higher bandwidth than IPv6.