Characterizing home network traffic: An inside view

Kuai Xu, Feng Wang, Lin Gu, Jianhua Gao, Yaohui Jin

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

4 Scopus citations


The rapid spread of residential broadband connections and Internet-capable consumer devices in home networks has changed the landscape of Internet traffic. To gain a deep understanding of Internet traffic for home networks, this paper develops a traffic monitoring platform that collects and analyzes home network traffic via programmable home routers and traffic profiling servers. Using traffic data captured from real home networks, we present traffic characteristics in home networks, and then apply principal component analysis to uncover temporal correlations among application ports. To the best of our knowledge, this paper is the first study to characterize network traffic of Internet-capable devices from inside home networks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWireless Algorithms, Systems, and Applications - 7th International Conference, WASA 2012, Proceedings
Number of pages12
StatePublished - 2012
Event7th International Conference on Wireless Algorithms, Systems, and Applications, WASA 2012 - Yellow Mountains, China
Duration: Aug 8 2012Aug 10 2012

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume7405 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other7th International Conference on Wireless Algorithms, Systems, and Applications, WASA 2012
CityYellow Mountains

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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