Modeling, implementation and evaluation of IEEE 802.11ac in NS-3 for enterprise networks

André Jönsson, David Åkerman, Emma Fitzgerald, Christian Nyberg, Basuki E. Priyanto, Kåre Agardh

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In this work we implement features for IEEE 802.11ac in the NS-3 simulator, in particular wider channels and bit-error calculations for higher modulation coding schemes. We also implement four wireless LAN deployment scenarios from the 802.11ax working group scenario document, and evaluate their performance under different operating conditions. Our simulation results demonstrate that many nodes in an enterprise network will yield lower average throughput to each AP and several APs on the same channel will create unreliable networks with some stations getting high throughput and some not able to send at all. Significant improvement in throughput was also observed with the use of frame aggregation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIFIP Wireless Days
PublisherIEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Print)9781509024940
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Apr 27
EventWireless Days, WD 2016 - Toulouse, France
Duration: 2016 Mar 232016 Mar 25


ConferenceWireless Days, WD 2016

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering


  • 802.11
  • 802.11ac
  • 802.11ax
  • NS-3
  • simulation
  • wireless LAN


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