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Project ID: 238
Author: Bhargavi Hiremaglur
Project Title: WLAN Traffic Grapher Using Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)
Semester: Fall 2004
Committe Chair: Dr. Dulal C Kar
Committee Member 1: Dr. Mario Garcia
Committee Member 2: Dr. John Fernandez
Project Description: As today's world is making transition from being wired to becoming wireless, Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs) are gaining importance. Like the wired networks, WLANs also need to be managed. One of the key things in managing a WLAN is to monitor the bandwidth usage. This is possible by monitoring the network traffic at the wired and wireless interfaces of an access point, a device that acts as a bridge between the wireless and wired networks. A Web-based graphing application is developed, that can be used to monitor, collect, maintain, and visualize traffic data of the access points deployed in a network. The application uses the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) to communicate with the access points in a network. It provides traffic graphs on the bandwidth usage of an access point over a given time period. A network administrator can use this application, to find out idle or underutilized access points as well as congested or overloaded access points in a network. This information can be used by the network administrator for relocating the idle access points or deploying additional access points at the overloaded segments of a network, for better load sharing.
Project URL:   238.pdf