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An experimental evaluation of DoS attack and its impact on throughput of IEEE 802.11 wireless networks

Malekzadeh, Mina, Abdul Ghani, Abdul Azim, Desa, Jalil and Subramaniam, Shamala (2008) An experimental evaluation of DoS attack and its impact on throughput of IEEE 802.11 wireless networks. International Journal of Computer Science and Network Security, 8 (8). pp. 1-5. ISSN 1738-7906

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Abstract

a variety of locations. This has lead to development of high level security protocols for WLAN. The newest protocol IEEE 802.11i ratified to provide strong data encryption but it can not prevent Denial of Service (DoS) attacks on WLAN. This paper in a testbed, conducts an experimental framework to implement and quantify common types of DoS attacks against WLAN throughput. The results of implementation of our experiments shows that how easily DoS attacks can be performed on WLAN which causes to reduce throughput of communication considerably to make inaccessible wireless connection for its authorized members.

Item Type:Article
Keyword:DoS Attack; Wireless Network; Network Security; Management Frame; IEEE802.11
Subject:Wireless LANs - Security measures
Subject:IEEE 802.11 (Standard)
Subject:Computer networks - Security measures
Faculty or Institute:Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology
ID Code:13031
Deposited By: Umikalthom Abdullah
Deposited On:17 Feb 2012 07:29
Last Modified:10 Dec 2012 05:06

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