Nowadays, the IEEE 802.11 wireless local area network (WLAN) has been widely used for Internet access services around the world. Then, the unfairness or insufficiency in meeting the throughput request can appear among concurrently communicating hosts with the same access point (AP), which should be solved by sacrificing advantageous hosts. Previously, we studied the fairness control method by adopting packet transmission delay at the AP. However, it suffers from slow convergence and may not satisfy different throughput requests among hosts. In this paper, we propose a throughput request satisfaction method for providing fair or different throughput requests when multiple hosts are concurrently communicating with a single AP. To meet the throughput request, the method (1) measures the single and concurrent throughput for each host, (2) calculates the channel occupying time from them, (3) derives the target throughput to achieve the given throughput request, and (4) controls the traffic by applying traffic shaping at the AP. For evaluations, we implemented the proposal in the WLAN testbed system with one Raspberry Pi AP and up to five hosts, and conducted extensive experiments in five scenarios with different throughput requests. The results confirmed the effectiveness of our proposal.
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