An experimental study of home gateway characteristics

Seppo Hätönen*, Aki Nyrhinen, Lars Eggert, Stephen Strowes, Pasi Sarolahti, Markku 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 2010 ACM Internet Measurement Conference
    Number of pages7
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventInternet Measurement Conference - Melbourne, Australia
    Duration: 1 Nov 20103 Nov 2010
    Conference number: 10


    ConferenceInternet Measurement Conference
    Abbreviated titleIMC


    • Behavior
    • Characteristics
    • Home gateways
    • Measurements


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