A MANET Autoconfiguration System based on Bluetooth Technology

J. C. Reyes, E. Burgoa, C. T. Calafate, Jose Cano Reyes, P. Manzoni

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The availability of both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth technologies on currently available devices offers the possibility to combine both in order to make the most out of their capabilities. In this paper we propose using Bluetooth technology to solve the configuration problem of the terminals conforming an IEEE 802.11-based ad-hoc network. The main objective of mobile ad- hoc networks (MANETs) is to extend the connectivity range of nodes through packet forwarding, thereby avoiding the use of a fixed infrastructure. However, since configuration of nodes is a complex issue, we provide a fast and reliable solution to auto-configure MANET terminals. Our solution is adequate for the quick setup and deployment of rescue, military or any other sort of organized team. We present the architecture of the proposed system by means of a simple example, along with the applications developed for both client and server. We conclude with some experiments to assess the performance of the proposed architecture.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWireless Communication Systems, 2006. ISWCS '06. 3rd International Symposium on
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-0398-1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2006


  • Bluetooth
  • ad hoc networks
  • mobile radio
  • wireless LAN
  • Bluetooth technology
  • IEEE 802.11
  • configuration problem
  • mobile ad hoc networks
  • Ad hoc networks
  • Computer networks
  • Electronic mail
  • Mobile ad hoc networks
  • Network interfaces
  • Personal digital assistants
  • Power engineering and energy
  • Power engineering computing
  • Relays


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