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Homevisor: Adapting home network environments

Fratczak, Tomasz; Broadbent, Matthew; Georgopoulos, Panagiotis; Race, Nicholas


Tomasz Fratczak

Matthew Broadbent

Panagiotis Georgopoulos

Nicholas Race


This paper considers SDN, and OpenFlow in particular, as technology to develop the next generation of more flexible, configurable and automated home networks. We identify the problems with the current state of the art in home networking, which includes a lack of user engagement in home network maintenance and configuration, Internet bandwidth limitations, and a lack of ISP reconfiguration and troubleshooting tools. We propose HomeVisor, a novel remote home network management tool. In this paper, we evaluate HomeVisor's ability to outsource control to an entity outside the home network. This includes the overhead of multiple slices within the home, and the effect of controller latency on network performance.

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (Published)
Conference Name 2013 Second European Workshop on Software Defined Networks
Start Date Oct 10, 2013
End Date Oct 11, 2013
Online Publication Date Dec 12, 2013
Publication Date 2013
Deposit Date Mar 11, 2022
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages 32-37
Series ISSN 2379-0350
Book Title 2013 Second European workshop on software defined networks
ISBN 978-1-4799-2433-2
Keywords Home Networking, Software Defined Networking, Management, Troubleshooting
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