News From the Field
Zeroing in on Wi-Fi 'Dead Zones'
September 25, 2008
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.Rooting out Wi-Fi "dead zones" in citywide wireless networks is an expensive proposition. The paucity of techniques for mapping areas that lack coverage is an impediment, both for pre-deployment and post-deployment testing. New award-winning research from Rice University and HP Labs could change that. A test method that won best-paper honors last week at MobiCom '08 lets engineers refine their networks using readily available information about basic topography and general land use. Full Story
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