An Experimental Study of Home Gateway Characteristics

Seppo Hätönen, Aki Matias Nyrhinen, Lars Eggert, Stephen Strowes, Pasi Sarolahti, Markku P I Kojo

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Many residential and small business users connect to the Internet via home gateways, such as DSL and cable modems. The characteristics of these devices heavily influence the quality and performance of the Internet service that these users receive. Anecdotal evidence suggests that an extremely diverse set of behaviors exists in the deployed base, forcing application developers to design for the lowest common denominator. This paper experimentally analyzes some characteristics of a substantial number of different home gateways: binding timeouts, queuing delays, throughput, protocol support and others.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIMC '10 Proceedings of the 10th annual conference on Internet measurement
Number of pages7
Place of PublicationNY, USA
Publication date2010
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-0483-2
Publication statusPublished - 2010
MoE publication typeA4 Article in conference proceedings
EventIMC’10 - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 1 Nov 20103 Nov 2010
Conference number: 10

Fields of Science

  • 113 Computer and information sciences

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