Trace-based analysis of Wi-Fi scanning strategies

  title={Trace-based analysis of Wi-Fi scanning strategies},
  author={Hossein Falaki and Srinivasan Keshav},
  journal={Mobile Computing and Communications Review},
The number of smartphones in use is overwhelmingly increasing every year. These devices rely on connectivity to the Internet for the majority of their applications. The everincreasing number of deployed 802.11 wireless access points and the relatively high cost of other data services make the case for opportunistic communication using free WiFi hotspots. However, this requires effective management of the WLAN interface, because by design the energy cost of WLAN scanning and interface idle… CONTINUE READING
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