WiFiMon - A Tool for Wi-Fi Performance Monitoring and Verification

TitleWiFiMon - A Tool for Wi-Fi Performance Monitoring and Verification
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsBaumann, K, Bouras, C, Kokkinos, V, Papachristos, N, Stamos, K
JournalInternational Journal of Wireless Networks and Broadband Technologies (IJWNBT), IGI Global

Measuring network quality of a wireless network as experienced by end-users is quite difficult, as there isn’t a single tool available that can record measurements on all sides of the system. The approach presented in this research work is based on the end-user feedback, giving the opportunity of visualization of network performance in real time. We initially present an overview of the developed tool, called WiFiMon, which has the ability to capture, record measurements and export statistics on the quality of Wi-Fi network as perceived by the end-users. The measurements are initiated by the end-users - without their intervention – after they visit a web page or use a mobile application. WiFiMon aims to give a clear understanding of the Wi-Fi network conditions by measuring specific parameters of the network, such as download/upload throughput, and correlate these measurements with raw data from various log files to obtain additional information regarding the performance of specific access points. The results reveal the functionality of the proposed tool and its scalability.