Background Traffic Simulator - The Tool for WLAN Background Traffic Generation in ns-3 Environment

Szymon Stryczek, Mikołaj Gwiazdowicz, Marek Natkaniec


In the paper, the BTS (Background Traffic Simulator) tool is proposed to capture network traffic and then reproduce it in a simulations using the ns-3 simulator extension module. This new method of generating background traffic allows for repetitive testing of simulation scenarios under real network conditions. The authors described the differences between the previously available methods and the proposed solution. The operation of all the most important elements of the proposed tool has been described. The influence of the generated background traffic on the simulation scenario was presented as well as the results of the operation.

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