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—Measurement of available bandwidth in a network has always been a topic of great interest. This knowledge can be applied to a wide variety of applications and can be instrumental in providing Quality of Service to end users. Several probe-based tools have been proposed to measure available bandwidth in wired networks. However, the performance of these(More)
With over half a billion users, Online Social Networks (OSNs) are the major new applications on the Internet. Little information is available on the network impact of OSNs, although there is every expectation that the volume and diversity of traffic due to OSNs is set to explode. In this paper, we examine the specific role played by a key component of OSNs:(More)
Wireless mesh networks are becoming a popular alternative to extending the wireless LANs we use today. Low-cost incremental deployment and the lack of a wired infrastructure lends mesh networks to "last-mile" solutions for ISPs or simply to aid in increased coverage area. In addition, we find that mesh networks are appropriate for our work in establishing a(More)
—802.11-based multi-hop wireless mesh networks have become increasingly prevalent over the last few years. Recently, a lot of focus has been on deploying monitoring frameworks for enterprise and municipal multi-hop wireless networks. A lot of work has also been done on developing measurement-based schemes for resource management and fault management in(More)
Research in wireless mesh networks have been growing in recent years. Many testbeds have been created to study networking protocols in wireless mesh networks. In this work, we describe QuRiNet, an outdoor wide-area wireless mesh network deployed in a natural reserve. We describe various research efforts that have been leveraging the QuRiNet testbed. Several(More)
This extended abstract describes our experiences in the deployment of QuRiNet, a wireless mesh network at the Quail Ridge Natural Reserve. Quail Ridge boasts 2,000 acres of untouched wilderness on a peninsula of Lake Berryessa, California. In deploying a mesh network at Quail Ridge, we seek to assist ecological research in the area by providing a(More)
The rapid deployment of wireless mesh networks across universities and enterprises, and the perva-siveness of mobile devices equipped with Wi-Fi connectivity, has resulted in a scenario wherein end users have the option to choose from a multitude of access points at any given location. Moreover, with the increasing availability of rich online content, there(More)
Proliferation of data-enabled mobile devices has fueled the popularity of smartphone applications (apps) at a rapid pace, and the trend is likely to continue for the foreseeable future. Along with the increase in popularity, the characteristics and concept of paid apps and free apps is also changing. In general, paid smartphone apps generate their revenue(More)