Channel allocation method for multi-radio wireless mesh networks based on a genetic algorithm

Yingxiong Li, Chun Bun Henry Chan, Patrick Lam, Peter H.J. Chong

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In wireless mesh networks, channel allocation is an important issue. In this paper, we present a genetic algorithm (GA)-based channel allocation scheme for IEEE 802.11 wireless mesh networks through university-industry collaboration. In particular, the design and implementation were based on reall ife industrial experience. The aim is allocate the channels effectively and efficiently by taking into consideration the channel conditions of all wireless mesh routers on a global basis. A GA-based method provides an effective solution to tackle the channel allocation problem. Furthermore, we developed an automatic and effective system to deploy the channel allocations to the wireless mesh routers. To validate the GA-based channel allocation algorithm, it was both implemented and tested using real wireless mesh routers.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIMECS 2016 - International Multiconference of Engineers and Computer Scientists 2016
PublisherNewswood Limited
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9789881404763
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016
EventInternational Multiconference of Engineers and Computer Scientists 2016, IMECS 2016 - The Royal Garden Hotel, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Duration: 16 Mar 201618 Mar 2016


ConferenceInternational Multiconference of Engineers and Computer Scientists 2016, IMECS 2016
Country/TerritoryHong Kong
CityTsimshatsui, Kowloon


  • 802.11n
  • Channel allocation
  • Wireless mesh network

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)

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