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An investigation of the impact of Bluetooth interference on the performance of 802.11g wireless local area networks

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)680 - 684
Number of pages5
Journal57th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, Spring 2003
StatePublished - Apr 2003


In recent years there has been considerable interest in the development of standards for wireless local area networks. In particular, IEEE's 802.11 standard has now been extended to a family of WLAN standards. 802.11a and 802.11g both employ COFDM but operate in different frequency bands. The 802.11g physical layer standard specifies a link adaptive COFDM scheme for operation in the 2.4 GHz ISM band. Operation in this ISM band will leave 802.11g vulnerable to interference from nearby Bluetooth devices. In this paper, the impact of Bluetooth interference upon the physical layer of 802.11g is investigated and methods to mitigate this impact are examined

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Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. (IEEE) Name and Venue of Conference: 57th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, Spring 2003 Rose publication type: Conference contribution Terms of use: Copyright © 2003 IEEE. Reprinted from Proceedings of IEEE 57th Vehicular Technology Conference, 2003. This material is posted here with permission of the IEEE. Such permission of the IEEE does not in any way imply IEEE endorsement of any of the University of Bristol's products or services. Internal or personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution must be obtained from the IEEE by writing to By choosing to view this document, you agree to all provisions of the copyright laws protecting it Contributor (Other): Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Research areas

  • Bluetooth, 802.11g, Wireless LAN


57th Vehicular Technology Conference 2003 (VTC 2003-Spring)

Duration1 Apr 2003 → …
CountryKorea, Republic of

Event: Conference

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