Journal of Computer Science

AN APPROACH TO MITIGATE DENIAL OF SERVICE ATTACKS IN IEEE 802.11 NETWORKS

Adriano Cesar Ribeiro, Alex Roschildt Pinto, Geraldo Francisco Donega Zafalon, Daniel Fernando Pigatto, Kalinka Castelo Branco and Adriano Mauro Cansian

DOI : 10.3844/jcssp.2014.128.137

Journal of Computer Science

Volume 10, Issue 1

Pages 128-137

Abstract

Wireless networks are widely deployed and have many uses, for example in critical embedded systems. The applications of this kind of network meets the common needs of most embedded systems and addressing the particularities of each scenario, such as limitations of computing resources and energy supply. Problems such as denial of service attacks are common place and cause great inconvenience. Thus, this study presents simulations of denial of service attacks on 802.11 wireless networks using the network simulator OMNeT++. Furthermore, we present an approach to mitigate such attack, obtaining significant results for improving wireless networks.

Copyright

© 2014 Adriano Cesar Ribeiro, Alex Roschildt Pinto, Geraldo Francisco Donega Zafalon, Daniel Fernando Pigatto, Kalinka Castelo Branco and Adriano Mauro Cansian. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.