An Energy Consumption Model for 802.11ac Access Points

Demir M. O., Karabulut Kurt G. Z., Karaca M.

22nd International Conference on Software, Telecommunications and Computer Networks (SoftCOM), Split, Croatia, 17 - 19 September 2014 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Split
  • Country: Croatia
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


As the user traffic increases dramatically, wireless local area networks ( WLANs) have been evolving to satisfy increasing traffic demands. IEEE 802.11ac, as the latest amendment to the family of WLAN standards, provides data rates on the order of 10(9). However, due to the large scale deployment of WLANs with such high speeds, their energy consumption has become a critical issue. In this paper, we present a comparative investigation of energy consumption of 802.11ac access point ( AP) in a server-client based testbed by taking into account different parameters such as transmission bandwidth, transmit power level and packet length.