Academy & Industry Research Collaboration Center (AIRCC)

Volume 9, Number 18, December 2019

Implementation of VLAN via Wireless Networks using OPNET Modeler


Tareq Al-Khraishi and Muhannad Quwaider, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan


A VLAN is a logical rather than physical connection that allows grouping hosts together in the same broadcast domain, so that packets are only delivered to ports that are combined to the same VLAN. By characteristic VLAN network, we can improve efficiency of wireless network and save bandwidth. Furthermore, implementing VLAN greatly improves wireless network security by decreasing the number of hosts that receive copies of frames broadcasted by switches, so hosts holding critical data are kept on a separate VLAN. This paper compares wireless network with wireless network having VLAN deployment. The proposed Network is evaluated in terms of average throughput and delay using file transfer in heavy traffic and web browsing applications. The simulation was carried out by employing OPNET 14.5 modeler simulation and the results show that the use of VLAN via wireless network had improved the performance by decreasing the traffic resulting in minimizing delay time. In addition, implementing VLAN reduces the network throughput because the traffic that is received and forwarded has a positive relationship with throughput. Furthermore, we investigated to improve the throughput in a wireless VLAN network by using adhoc routing protocols. Evaluation, comparison of broad adhoc routing protocols like AODV, DSR, OLSR, TORA and GPR are conducted in order to show the effect of the proposed VLAN on the performance results, like throughput and delay.


WLAN, OPNET, AODV, Throughput, VLAN, Routing Protocols, Access Point